A light design excursion

There are several different scientific aspects to light which affect design.

Below we explore them.        Tap on the image to see more.

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White light is created when the primary light colours  

Light will transmit through a surface if it is clear 


Light is prevented from moving through a surface if it is opaque

A surface that is not reflecting light in in shadow.

Refraction is often thought of as the ‘bent’ ruler exercise from school.

Reflection is what we see in a mirror

Using sunglasses is an example of polarising light. 

A light globe emits light

A surface will absorb light. If it doesn't reflect anything it will be seen as black.

A rainbow is an example of diffraction

 The sun provides us with natural light.

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