New websites that have sprouted in cyberspace include Panasonic Lighting, at http://www.panasonic.com/lighting, which provides information on new products, fluorescent lamp terminology, and the company-at-large. Detailed product specifications include CRI values and interactive product locator features.

The selector page outlines the features, benefits, and applications of each product in a table format. There are also cost calculators, allowing users to input data regarding product installation and calculate energy and cost savings. An extensive terminology glossary as well as explanations of and links to the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Lights Program are also included. Another bright idea on the Panasonic site is "Lights Out," an interactive game for interested users.

Orlando-based Chameleon Productions, a laser effects company specializing in multimedia shows, has an informative website at http://www.lasersbycp.com. Another recent entrant to the internet is Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, which sells and rents theatrical, film, and television lighting equipment and supplies, at http://www.esta.org/homepages/sacramento.