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 »

According to an experiment reported at Exploratorium, a pickle can be used as an energy source to power small devices such as a light bulb or buzzer because of its ability to push and pull electrons. The pickle is high i... More »

According to the crafting and decorating website Primitive Crafting, the items required to make silicone-dipped bulbs are a tube of clear silicone caulk, a caulking gun, a disposable small plastic cup, a Popsicle stick, ... More » Science Physics Electricity

Thomas Alva Edison, who lived from 1847 to 1931, was one of the most important and prolific inventors in American and world history. Perhaps his chief accomplishment was the invention of the electric light bulb in 1879. ... More »

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 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 » History Inventions