The first light bulb ever


WORLD'S FIRST LIGHT BULB
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Who invented the world's first light bulb?

Thomas Edison, right? Wrong!

Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb but he did make significant improvements and marketed it very well and the fact that he owned the electric company helped and as a result he is often thought to have invented it.

In 1801 Sir Humphry Davy passed an electric current through a strip of platinum and made it glow and in 1809 he invented an arc lamp using carbon rods but the light was way to bright.

In 1835 James Bowman Lindsay developed a constant electric light which he displayed in Dundee, Scotland claiming one could read a book from 1 1/2 feet.

In 1840  British scientist Warren de la Rue enclosed platinum in a vacuum tube creating a functional lasting light bulb but the high price of platinum made it impractical.

In 1841 Frederick de Moleyns of England was granted the world's first patent for an incandescent lamp, using powdered charcoal heated between two platinum wires contained within a vacuum bulb.

In 1851 Robert Houdin demonstrated the first perfected incandescent light bulb which is on permanent display in the museum of the Chateau of Blois.

In 1854 German inventor Heinrich Göbel developed the first modern light bulb.

In 1878 Joseph Wilson Swan received a British patent for his light bulb, basically the same light bulb Thomas Edison received an American patent for ten months later.


The first light bulb ever

The first light bulb ever

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