Lighting Up The World

  • First Attempts

    In the year of 1820 Warren De la Rue was the first person to try and make a incandescent light bulb.
  • Eureka!

    The first incandescent lamp was made in 1879 by Edison and Swan (worked separately) the lamps light lasted for 13.5 hours.
  • Bamboo Filaments

    Bamboo Filaments
    In 1880 Edison made a lightbulb with a bamboo filament thats light lasted up to about 1,200 hours.
  • Osium

    In 1898 Karl Auer made a light bulb that had a osium filament.
  • Tantalum

    In 1903 Siemens and Halske made a light bulb with a tantalum filement.