Taking Light Beyond the Bulb

International Year of Light Blog

Now that we’ve flipped the calendar page to January, it’s a chance to celebrate that 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) by the United Nations. We don’t take this opportunity – pardon the pun – lightly.  This is for several reasons. First, our jobs revolve around light.  We work for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, which is a telescope in space that observes X-rays from the Universe. X-rays are a kind of light. In fact, there are many different kinds of light, but only one that the human eye can detect naturally (called optical, or “visible,” light).

Arcand_1 Many kinds of light: This illustration shows the range of the electromagnetic spectrum, in order of increasing frequency or energy, from radio waves, to microwave, to infrared, to visible or optical, to ultraviolet, to X rays, to gamma rays. Credits: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

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Perceiving Light – the trickiest biological application on Earth

International Year of Light Blog

One of the most important abilities developed by living organisms on Earth is adaptation to the light that comes from the nearest star in our galaxy – the Sun. This ability is called light perception. Interestingly, it defines not only the perception of a source of light, but the perception of all surrounding reality! It determines colors, shapes, orientation in space and in time.

Sunrise. Credits: Karol Franks - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) Sunrise. Credits: Karol Franks – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

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Leading manufacturer of lighting for TV, Video, Photography and Cinema 

FluoTec started in 1997 as a division of Teletec. The growth of FluoTec has been very dynamic since its inception, 2000 became an independent company.

Since its founding his goal has always been the same:
Being a leader in cold light LED & FLUORESCENT lamps for the Television, Film, Video and Photography Industries.

The first shipment of reflectors FluoTec were exported to USA & Colombia in 1999 and today its products are sold on five continents. 

FluoTec will be present in NAB 2015 with its new LED Panel Reflectors & Fresnel StudioLED

Fluotec S.A. de C.V.

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