Lighting refers to the deliberate usage of light, whether it be to light a space, illuminate a display, or as special effects. Historically, people have always been very creative about harnessing light, and many imaginative and effective methods of using it in day-to-day living have developed as a result.
Unless you're in charge of running a light show at a rock concert, the first thing you think of with regards to lighting would be the lights around your home. You flick them on when you enter a room, flick them off when you leave; they're amazingly convenient, and because the market for lighting extends to pretty much the entire real estate market, there's a nearly endless variety of different types and styles available.
Beyond some combination of fixtures and lamps, other considerations in lighting a space are things like windows and skylights. Most professionally designed buildings, especially newer ones, are designed with the dynamics of their lighting kept very well in mind; how light will be generated inside the building, how much is needed, and how much outside light will be allowed in.
Aside from this, architects that develop skyscrapers have to consider how their building will affect the lighting of the structures that surround it. Most of the thought goes towards avoiding putting their neighbors in the dark, but there's also the concern that the opposite will happen. During its construction, a tower in London known as 20 Fehnchurch Street was found to be focusing light during specific hours of the day. It was reported as having been intense enough to fry an egg, and caused damaged to several vehicles.
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