The Invention of the Lightbulb

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  • The First Light bulb was put on the market

    This year marked the first time the light bulb was put on the market. This was done by Henry Woodward.
  • The Invention of a longer lasting Lightbulb

    The Invention of a longer lasting Lightbulb
    In 1878, Sir Joesph Wilson Swan created first longer lasting lightbulb. The lightbulb lasted 13.5 hours and was made of carbon fiber, which came from cotton.
  • Thomas Edison's Invention of the Lightbulb

    Thomas Edison's Invention of the Lightbulb
    In 1878, Thomas Edison improved the lightbulb, by creating one that lasted for 40 hours. To improve the lightbulb, Edison placed the filament in an "oxygenless bulb".
  • Edison's Improvement of the Light Bulb

    Edison's Improvement of the Light Bulb
    Edison improved his invention of the light bulb, by creating a light bulb that lasted 1200 hours. To create this he used a bamboo derived filament.
  • The Invention of Willis Whitnew

    In 1903, Willis Whitnew invented a light bulb which did not turn dark after using it. To create this, a metal-coated filament was used.
  • The General Electric Company

    This year marked the first time the General Electric Company created a method to produce metal-coated filaments. However, this was extremely expensive
  • New Metal-Coated Filaments

    William David Coolidge created a new type of metal-coated filament which lasted longer than the other one and the cost was much more practical.
  • Frosted Light Bulbs

    This year marked the first time frosted lightbulbs were created.
  • Philips Light Bulb

    This year marked the invention of the light bulb which lasted 60,000 hours. The bulb is now magnetically induced.