How Is Light Produced?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 12:34:16 PM ET
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Light is produced through a phenomenon known as electromagnetic radiation, which is composed of both a magnetic and an electrical component. Light, or visible light, is merely one small part of the overall electromagnetic spectrum. The entire spectrum includes gamma rays, X-rays, radio waves, microwaves and infrared light.