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July 1st, 2006
Everything Seen or Done Has Photonic Elements
By Dale Roethlisberger

This web-site will ultimately be about environmentally sound lighting technology solutions for both commercial and residential applications. We must make some statements of principles before we proceed with our primary mission. The phenomina of ‘light’ in the science of physics is mostly referred to as photonics. In fact, almost everything on the planet Earth has been somehow modified by the derivative photonic effects of sunlight. All the energy used by mankind is derivative of either the sun’s direct input of photonic energy over billions of years (i.e. fossil fuels) or as a result of the immense gravity of the sun as the principle organizing force to the solar system. For example, the sun’s gravity well is the principle force behind the collection of all materials that comprise the Earth, including raw nuclear materials that can be used to generate nuclear power.

The Sun’s direct photonic input to the Earth has far reaching consequences to our daily lives. Our weather, the planet’s biosphere, the storing of fossil fuels energy over billions of years, and countless other examples are directly related to the daily flood of solar photonics. More importantly, without the Earth’s ability to moderate this energy flow in numerous mechanisms, we wouldn’t be here. Without our magnetosphere, it is unlikely that much of the biosphere would ever have developed. Read the rest of this entry »