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THE CENTENNIAL LIGHT BULB

???DID YOU KNOW THAT THE WORLD’S LONGEST LASTING LIGHT BULB IS AT LEAST 116 YEARS OLD AND IS STILL GLOWING?

Now, let’s find out more about this fascinating light bulb…

#The_Facts:

  1. The world’s longest lasting light bulbs is LIVERMORE’S CENTENNIAL LIGHT BULB.
  2. THE CENTENNIAL LIGHT was first switched on in 1901, and is still burning.
  3. It is a hand-blown, carbon-filament common light bulb.
  4. It was manufactured in Shelby, Ohio, by the Shelby Electric Company in the late 1890s.
  5. The bulb is cared for by the Centennial Light Bulb Committee, a partnership of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department which plans to house and maintain the bulb for the rest of its life, regardless of length.
  6. The bulb’s long life has been attributed to its low power, nearly continuous operation, and dedicated power supply.
  7. The bulb was officially listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “the most durable light” in 1972, replacing another bulb in Fort Worth, Texas.
  8. The Centennial light bulb is located at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California.

Do you know of the other long_lasting light bulbs???

B. The Second Long_Lasting Light Bulb:

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The “Eternal Light”
  1. It is known as the ETERNAL LIGHT.
  2. It was first turned on in 1908.
  3. It is in Fort Worth, Texas.
  4. It has only been turned off once—[by accident]—before being put on its own unswitched circuit.
  5. It is currently 109 years old.

C. The Third Long_Lasting Light Bulb:

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  1. It is known as the “KONGEVOGNEN” Light Bulb.
  2. It was first turned on in 1908.
  3. It is currently 109 years old.
  4. It is located in Trondelag, Norway.

D. The Fourth Long_Lasting Light Bulb:

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  1. It is known as the GASNICK LIGHT BULB.
  2. It was first turned on in 1912.
  3. Currently, it’s age is UNKNOWN. But it was 91 years old in 2003.
  4. It was last seen in 2003
  5. It was last located in New York City, USA.

E. The Fifth Long_Lasting Light Bulb:

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“THE BULB”
  1. It is known as “THE BULB” [It has no official name].
  2. Year Turned On:  c.1926 – 1929.
  3. It is between 88 and 91 years old.
  4. It is located in Mangum, Oklahoma, USA.

F. The Sixth Long_Lasting Light Bulb:

Martin & Newby Light Bulb
  1. It is known as MARTIN AND NEWBY light bulb.
  2. It was first turned on in c.1930.
  3. It burned out in 2001, at 71 years old.
  4. It is located in Ipswich, England.

AMAZING RIGHT???…

NOW YOU KNOW ABOUT THE LONGEST-LASTING LIGHT BULBS.

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5 Responses

  1. Martins says:

    Wow….How amazing lightbulb turned out to be….
    I’m more excited about the eternal bulb

  2. Jane says:

    Since 1901

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