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Light or visible light is electromagnetic radiation that can be perceived by the human eye. Visible light is usually defined as having wavelengths in the range of 400–700 nanometres (nm), corresponding to frequencies of 750–420 terahertz, between the infrared and the ultraviolet.

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Organizations relating to Light

OWLS Society / Hannover, Germany / Est. 1990
Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms / Zug, Switzerland / Est. 1988
World Federation for Laser Dentistry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1988
European Federation of Precision Mechanical and Optical Industries / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1958
International Ultraviolet Association / Bethesda MD, USA / Est. 1999
International Light Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2003
European Federation of the Contact Lens and IOL Industries / Adligenswil, Switzerland / Est. 1971
European Medical Laser Association / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1982
International Optoelectronics Association
International Society for Oral Laser Applications / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1999
Nordic Optical Council / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1947
European Federation of EPR Groups / Wilrijk, Belgium / Est. 1992
International Society of SR Spectroscopy / Chilton, UK
World Federation of Societies for Laser Medicine and Surgery / Tokyo, Japan
World Association for Laser Therapy / Bergen, Norway / Est. 1994
European Society for Laser Aesthetic Surgery / Est. 1997
European Laser Association / Bussum, Netherlands / Est. 1981
International Union of Photobiology / Orsay, France / Est. 1928
World Association for Laser Applications / Est. 2007
International Society for Medical Laser Applications / Lauenförde, Germany
European Academy of Optometry and Optics / London, UK
African Laser Centre / Pretoria, South Africa / Est. 2002
Groupe Francophone de Spectrométrie Mössbauer / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1979
International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers / Rochester NY, USA / Est. 2003
International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy / London, UK / Est. 1986
International Research Programme on Health, Solar UV Radiation and Environmental Change / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1993
Europt(r)ode / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1991
International Scientific Committee for the Symposia on Phototrophic Prokaryotes / Porto, Portugal
International SIMS Society / University Park PA, USA
Laserlab-Europe / Castelldefels, Spain
International Colour Vision Society / Davis CA, USA / Est. 1971
BiOptic Driving Network / Est. 2001
African Laser, Atomic and Molecular Sciences Network / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 1991
International Cooperative of Plastic Optical Fiber / Yokohama, Japan
Emerging Nanopatterning Methods Consortium / Espoo, Finland
International Mass Spectrometry Foundation / Southampton, UK / Est. 1997
Asian NIR Consortium / Tsukuba, Japan / Est. 2006
World Space Observatory - Ultraviolet / Madrid, Spain
European Contact Lens Forum / Brussels, Belgium
Inter-Society Color Council / Reston VA, USA / Est. 1931
Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies / Santa Fe NM, USA
Benelux EPR Discussion Group / Leiden, Netherlands
Solar Electric Light Fund / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1990
Infrared Data Association / Walnut Creek CA, USA / Est. 1993
International Color Consortium / Reston VA, USA / Est. 1993
Afro-Asian Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 2005
Solar Light for Africa / Melbourne FL, USA
Color Marketing Group / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1962
Let There Be Light International / North Haven CT, USA / Est. 2014
Nordiska Optikkgrossistunioner

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World Problems relating to Light

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Environmental hazards of solar radiation
Skin colour prejudice
Commercialization of the airwaves
Visual colour deficiencies
Unnatural facial colour

Action Strategies relating to Light

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Using optical telecommunication technology
Undertaking research on health effects of increasing ultraviolet radiation
Taking measures to mitigate the health effects of increasing ultraviolet radiation
Advancing infrared imaging
Tapping cables
Darkening skin colour
Advancing laser artistry
Assisting coastal States to assess effects of additional ultraviolet radiation
Changing skin colour
Reducing skin colour prejudice
Assessing marine biological effects of increased ultraviolet radiation
Preventing impacts of ultraviolet radiation
Sharing professional interest in colour
Monitoring ultraviolet radiation
Advancing optics research
Advancing studies in photonics

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