Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in 1879. This light bulb lasted 13.5 hours in the first initial testing period. In 1881, Edison proceeded to open an electric light company in Newark to begin developmen... More »

Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb, but he did invent the first practical incandescent light. Edison's invention improved upon previous models that were not capable of being used in the home. Edison is also cred... More »

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Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in 1879, patenting it the following year. Before getting the right design for a long-burning, pleasant light for indoor use, he experimented with more than 1,600 differe... More »

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Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in 1879, patenting it the following year. Before getting the right design for a long-burning, pleasant light for indoor use, he experimented with more than 1,600 differe... More »

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The first commercially available light bulb cost $1 in 1881, which was three years after Thomas Edison developed the first practical incandescent light bulb. The Seattle Times reveals the $1 price in 1881 translates to $... More »

In addition to being considered one of the world's greatest inventors, another interesting fact about Thomas Edison is that he was famous for his dislike of sleep. Edison is also known for being incredibly strict with bo... More »

Thomas Edison's favorite invention was the phonograph. Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. It was through his efforts to improve the telephone and telegraph that he conceived the idea to record sound on tinfoil-coate... More »