Can you imagine a world without artificial light? It’s something that is taken for granted by many but is so important with regards to our lifestyle.
So many of the activities we partake in are made possible by the aid of artificial light. Our ancestors from the Middle Ages were severely hampered by the lack of natural light in the evenings. Light was only used when absolutely necessary because of a lack of fuel – there was the tricky choice between using it for cooking, or for light, leaving many in complete darkness as food was deemed more important. In modern times, man-made light offers us the opportunity to live a lot better. This infographic looks at how an absence of artificial light would affect our lives.