A Practical History of Lighting Technology

I have created this page for Art Directors, Production Designers, Buyers and other interested parties as a rough and ready guide as to what lighting technology was used in the past to help in the selection of practicals for period pieces.

This is not intended as an accurate historical record, but more as a set of guidelines as to what light sources you would be most likely to see in any given time period. I hope that it will prove a useful reference and help avoid blatant historical anachronisms!

Please note this page is a work in progress and will be filled with more information as I am able to collate it. 

A Practical History of Lighting Technolo

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