On the International Day of Light we light up curiosities!


Who doesn't like feeling illuminated, the comfort of a switch on light, and the magic of seeing so many of them shining, especially during Christmas? Light accompanies us from the moment we wake up to when we go back to sleep. It is so ingrained in us, in our daily routine, that we don't even think much about the value it has in our lives. But it has been proven that it makes us happier and more relaxed, that it invites us to stay longer, to enjoy for a longer period of time the much we want to share with others. And believe us, it is much more. Here are some curiosities!

. Light makes people feel safe.

Don't believe us? Think about the last time you went for a walk at night. Did you choose to walk down the dark, unlit street, or did you consciously or unconsciously go to the lit street? Most people choose the last one because the light illuminates the risks and fills us with a sense of security.

. Some people sneeze when looking at light.

Between 18% and 35% of the human population is affected by photostimulated sneezing reflex, an inheritable genetic condition that causes a person to sneeze when exposed to bright light.

. Bioluminescence illuminates the ocean depths.

At a depth of 1,000 metres or more, there is no detectable light. This region is called the "aphotic zone". There is an estimate that 80 to 90% of deep sea creatures are bioluminescent.

. Sunlight takes more than 8 minutes to reach the earth.

. Birds and lizards can see ultraviolet light. Goldfish, on the other hand, can see infrared light.

. By travelling at the speed of light, you can go around the earth 7.5 times per second.

. A double rainbow occurs when light is reflected twice within each drop of water.

At AM Illumination & Arts we also continue to light up millions of smiles and we keep making this the motto for another sparkling year full of light and brightness! Do you know how many smiles we light up every year? More than 30 million! A beautiful curiosity...


Related Posts