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1946 - a portion of the battery of 72 luminaires equipped with 500-watt silver-bowl lamps

BEACH AIR
-Sun Deck

CD 1963104 E&MP 25.044

Electric Lamps

June 21, 1946

This view shows a portion of the battery of 72 luminaires equipped with 500-watt silver-bowl lamps which provide more than 1000 footcandles of light for the beach scene demonstration at the General Electric Institute, Nela Park.

Actual beach sand, tropical greenery and a mural sea-scape join with myriad footcandles to create a sea-shore atmosphere so realistic that, as one visitor remarked, "one can almost smell the salt breeze."






Original Caption by Science Service
General Electric



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