A Unique History of the Light Bulb

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Thomas Edison Entersrepparttar Light Bulb Scene

Finally Thomas Edison, after thousands of experiments, in 1879 figures out that carbonized paper filament produces a lasting light bulb. Thomas Edison's bulb produced light for almost 15 hours. Thus, he is credited with producingrepparttar 145421 first effective and useful incandescent bulb.

Thomas Edison tried more than 6,000 different plant species before he discoveredrepparttar 145422 one that would work as a proper filament. A few years later a gentleman named Lewis Latimer patented a process that allowed carbon filaments to be manufactured more efficiently. His process extendedrepparttar 145423 life of Edison's carbon filaments, producing an even longer lasting light bulb.

Thomas Edison of course never stopped working onrepparttar 145424 light bulb. After creatingrepparttar 145425 first incandescent light bulb to last, he worked on creatingrepparttar 145426 first useful incandescent lamp. Thankfully many other researchers continued to refine Edison's work. Because of this, there are many different varieties of bulb available today.

Let's take a peak at some ofrepparttar 145427 inventions that followedrepparttar 145428 first incandescent bulb.

New Discoveries in Incandescence

The journey ofrepparttar 145429 light bulb did not stop with Edison. Inrepparttar 145430 early 1900s researchers discovered that tungsten filaments were more efficient for producing long lasting light that carbon ones. Now tungsten isrepparttar 145431 standard for light bulb filaments, even in modern times.

Todayrepparttar 145432 light bulb has evolved into a work of art. There are many different categories of light bulb today, aside fromrepparttar 145433 traditional incandescent. Some ofrepparttar 145434 more popular varieties include:

  • Full spectrum light bulbs
  • Automotive LED bulbs
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Halogen light bulbs
  • Projector light bulbs
  • Tanning bed bulbs
  • Specialty light bulbs

As you can see,repparttar 145435 light bulb has come a long way. Thanks torepparttar 145436 hard efforts of many scientists,repparttar 145437 light bulb has evolved into a complex creation!

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Antigone Arthur is a successful freelance writer providing consumers with informative articles on such topics as cheap light bulbs, halogen light bulbs, and projector lamps.

How A Light Bulb Works and Other Interesting Tidbits

Written by Antigone Arthur

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Economical and Long Lasting

Halogen light bulbs are a good choice for someone willing to pay a little extra to get a high quality bulb inrepparttar long run. Halogen bulbs provide more light than a traditional light bulb. They also last much longer. You can use them indoors or outdoors. They do get hot however, so keep this in mind when buying.

Soft and Energy Efficient Light

If you want soft, energy efficient light you may consider compact fluorescent light bulbs. Compact bulbs produce light that is similar to incandescent bulbs, only softer. These light bulbs also use far less electricity than standard light bulbs and last much longer. Because of this they are a good value. You can use compact bulbs in almost any ordinary lamp. Most costrepparttar 145420 same as traditional bulbs, so you save money inrepparttar 145421 long run. Most compact bulbs last up to 10,000 hours. That's several year's value in a light bulb.

Specialty Needs

Of course, if you have specialty lighting needs there are various bulbs to choose from. Projector light bulbs luminate your projector if you have a projector for personal or business use. Tanning light bulbs, much like full spectrum light bulbs, provide a high intensity light. Tanning bulbs mainly emit ultraviolet A and B light to help tanrepparttar 145422 skin.

Need a bulb for your automobile? Chances are you need an automotive LED bulb. No problem. Chances arerepparttar 145423 light in your car signals won't go out for a long time. If you want a light bulb that won't go out,repparttar 145424 LED bulb isrepparttar 145425 best choice for you.

Now you know what types of bulbs are available and how a light bulb works. Always remember there is a light bulb out there for any lighting need! Happy lighting!

Antigone Arthur is a successful writer providing consumers with informative articles on such topics as automotive led bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and tanning bed bulbs.

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