A Brief History of LuminanceSam Biddle8/09/10 9:00pmFiled to: LightingdwellDwellmagazineLampLightsbulbsLedOledincandescentCandlewickcandlepowerlumenWattsAmericancleanenergyandsecurityactElectricity29EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkSometimes we share our favorite, tantalizing new lighting concepts. But strip away the curvy shades, the metallic rods—the packaging. What's left? The shine itself. Dwell reflects on the long, bright history of light, and where it's headed.