Lighting – Fresnel

Patt.223 1000W Fresnel (Strand Electric)

A type of lantern which produces an even, soft-edged beam of light through a Fresnel lens. The lens is a series of stepped concentric circles on the front and pebbled on the back and is named after its French inventor, Augustin Jean Fresnel (1788-1827). He developed the lens for French lighthouses so that they could be seen further out to sea and could achieve a longer focal length with a lot less glass than a standard plano-convex lens.

2015 CIBSE Lecture – Fresnel

In celebration of the UNESCO International Year of Light and the 200th anniversary of Augustin-Jean Fresnel’s wave theory, the Society of Light and Lighting organised the Fresnel Lecture, with sponsorship from Philips, along with the IALD and the STLD. During the lecture, Peter Phillipson MSLL reappraised the life and work of Fresnel, along with guest appearances, artifacts and experiments.

Archive

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2kW Film Fresnel
Berkey Colortran
Bambino
Strand
Castor
Strand
Compact
Selecon
Fresnel Spot
ADB
Fresnelite
Strand
Helios
CCT Lighting
Hilite
Strand
J-FR
Furse
M-FR
Furse
Minuette
CCT Lighting
Patt.143
Strand
S-FR
Furse
Starlette
CCT Lighting
Supernova
Strand
Theatre Fresnel
Berkey Colortran
UV703 Fresnel
Altman Stage Lighting Co.
Patt.123  (1957)
Strand
Mini-Fresnel  (1974)
Strand
Patt.803  (1978)
Strand
Patt.833  (1978)
Strand
Harmony  (1981)
Strand
Prelude  (1981)
Strand
Minim  (1981)
Strand
Cadenza  (1983)
Strand
Cantata  (1987)
Strand
F101  (1989)
ADB
Quartet  (1990)
Strand
Alto  (1994)
Strand
1200  (1997)
Selecon
HMI Daylight Fresnel  (1998)
Strand
Studio  (1999)
Strand
Rama  (2007)
Selecon
Aledin 330 Wash  (2011)
Robert Juliat
Zep  (2012)
Robert Juliat

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