Luminescence versus Incandescence Luminescence and incandescence both radiate light beams in the form of waves, but there is a great difference between the two. Incandescence, such as seen in a traditional light bulb, is created when a metal filament is heated. The resulting glow or light that is given, is a direct result from the creation or production of heat. Luminescence however, is a form of light radiance that does not produce, nor does it require heat. There are several ways the luminescence can be made, most widely seen is the light that is given off by living creatures such as fire-flies or electrical energy as electricity does not give off heat on its own despite it being able to cause heat (Bush, 1992); King, 1992)....The end:
.....n directly leads the Northern Lights to be a natural-phenomena, which does also show itself to be a constant in the natural world as bioluminescence demonstrates. It is important to look closely at how all life and the planet Earth itself interact and share similar features and behaviors because human beings can both understand more about themselves and their own world if the time and humility is taken to look at both for the equality and dependency they both share (Bush, 1997). Works Cited Bush, M. B. (1997). Ecology of a changing planet. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall. King, T. L. (1991). Bioluminescence. Seattle, WA: Washington Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services. Roberts, N. (2004). Northern lights. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.