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Thomas Edison invented the incandescent lightbulb on this day 140 years ago, in 1879. He had been experimenting with various filaments made of platinum and other metals in his search for a practical electric lamp. After many experiments, he turned to a carbon filament coiled and connected to platina contact wires. When Edison first tested this particular design, the light burned for 13.5 hours! Over the next few months, Edison and his team perfected this method until they obtained a light which burned for over 1200 hours.
Consumption of incandescent lightbulbs grew rapidly in the US. Only 6 years later, in 1885, 300,000 general lighting service lamps were sold, all with carbon filaments. By 1945, annual sales of lamps were an astounding 795 million – this is more than 5 lamps per person per year!
While today there are measures to replace the incandescents with more energy efficient compact fluorescent and LED lights, let’s not forget that Edison’s discovery put an end to the age of oil and gas lamps. He literally did light up the world.
Light bulbs have also given us lightbulb jokes. How many students does it take to change a light bulb? How many psychiatrists? How many politicians? How many forum members?
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