Thomas Edison is typically credited with inventing the light bulb in 1879. However, he was not the only person in history to have contributed to the development of the modern incandescent light bulb. More »

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According to the US Department of Energy, Thomas Edison and his team had produced a functional incandescent light bulb by October 1879. Before this, British inventors had been experimenting with arc lamps. The first "con... More »

A type A light bulb is the typical incandescent light bulb. It has a round top and a tapered bottom that allows it to be screwed into most light fixtures, and it can come in a brightness of 40, 60, 75 or 100 watts, altho... More »

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Thomas Edison is credited with inventing the light bulb. He and his team worked on and tested over 3,000 bulbs, and in 1879, Edison was granted a patent for the first commercially successful light bulb. More »

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Some of the most famous scientists and inventors in history are Thomas Edison, who invented the electric light bulb and motion picture camera; the Wright Brothers, who designed the first powered aircraft; and Benjamin Fr... More »

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor whose most important contributions were the electric light bulb and phonograph. He held a world record number of invention patents —1093. More »

Thomas Alva Edison is often credited with inventing the lightbulb, but several other inventors created their own versions before Edison introduced his to the market. Edison gets the credit because his lightbulb was the f... More »