Aside from the natural light of the sun, mankind has been using the light
bulb now for over a century. Whether we need them to read by, highlight
our yards, or whether they are there to provide us safety, lights play
a huge role in our every day lives. Not only is lighting essential
to see at night, it is also a wonderful tool for
decorating our homes and providing an environment that makes us comfortable.
Lighting can also be used as an expression. When the holiday season
approaches, we use lights to show our joy and excitement for
the coming of Christmas day. Lights provide a sense of awareness. They
let others know we are driving, need assistance, or are just there
on the roads. They help us to
flag down help when we need it,
and show drivers the way late at night.
We use lights in just about every situation imaginable: from playing
pool to dance hall excitement,
from emergencies to light sabers.
Light brings us joy and shows others that we may be in pain. It signifies
the beginning of the day, and extends into our lives at the end of the
day. Light provides comfort to children and assistance to those who cannot
see. It sets the mood for our homes and also sets the mood for restaurants
and other public places. There are special
lights for literally thousands of uses. We tend to take for granted
this precious resource, and many choose
to save electricity by using solar
lights. The sun provides us natural light, and this can be passed
onto solar lights to use at night.
No matter how you view it, lighting is
an important tool that allows
us to work, play, decorate, and be safe. Without it we would be much
less better off, and because of it our lives are enriched.