Welcome to “TecHome Tutorial”—an introductory, go-to source for everything you need to know about an array of TecHome topics. This week, we explore lighting and electrical technologies.
We go over the what, where, when, why and how of lighting and electrical in an easy-to-digest format meant to help builders understand the technology and offer the best solution to clients.
WHEN did lighting and electrical technology begin?
Benjamin Franklin helped establish the link between lighting and electricity, while Thomas Edison invented the very first lightbulb in 1879.
However, in the TecHome realm, lighting and electrical began taking more of a “smart” shape once home automation began to evolve in the late twentieth century.
Scientist Nick Holonyak, Jr. created the first, practical visible light-emitting diode in 1962. This is also known as an LED bulb, and we’ll dive into the benefits of this technology in the next slide.
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