Civilization may be very similar to ours or very different. The exact wavelenghts seen by people of that species are not so decisive.
What we call visible light is only a small amount of wavelenghts, which we can detect with four different receptors in our eyes (three for daylight colour vision and another one for intensity-only nighttime gray vision). We call these three wavelenghts red, green and blue, and a certain mixture of them white light (precisely a good approximation of our Sun's light that can reach us through our atmosphere).
If there were a different set of wavelenghts that our cells could detect, those would be the "real" colours, and what we now call "visible light" would be in the infra-something or in the ultra-something ranges. If these three colours were "foo", "bar" and "baz" in the infrared, our visible light would be part of the "ultrabaz", invisible light, while most of our infrared would be "infrafoo".
It happens that the range of temperatures on which water is liquid (0C-100C, 273K-373K) are those which we consider suitable for life (particularly those in which proteins are stable, thus reducing the set to about 0C-35C (273K-308K). At these temperatures, all bodies radiate1 with peaks between 10.6µm and 9.4µm (what we call the near side of far infrared).
If the species has their cells tuned to near infrared or medium infrared, there would be no difference with our vision: objects still would not glow. It just happens that the temperature at which they start glowing (red hot metal) is lower than it is for us.
On the other hand, if the species has their cells tuned to the far infrared, objects will naturally glow. Artificial light is not necessary (unless going to very cold places), but fire still would be need for cooking, ore processing, etc. Since fire and wheel are the same, and most technology would develop from that two main inventions, they could be very similar to us.
(This paragraph added after kaine's comment) Another important issue is that of transparency. The set of transparent materials is quite different from what we think is transparent for "visible light". Air will continue being transparent, as well as glass, but water is not. Heatened gases will not only disturb vision due to blur, but since they glow as well, they'll be like having colour smoke in front of you. On the other hand, lightweight clothes would be far more exposing than they are for us.
Wildlife does not necessary be different from ours, but it can be. Please note that most animals do not actually see the same wavelenghts as we do. Dogs do not detect red light, bees use ultraviolet, and some bats see infrared. It is up to you to question if wildlife for that species share their vision or is as wide as ours.
Sociologically, there are wider implications. Sexual arousal and lies would be more difficult to hide, since they cause an increase of body's temperature, which would be quite visible for this species.