The first light bulb patent was filed in 1841 by Frederick DeMoleyns. American J. W. Starr patented his design in 1845. By 1880, American Thomas Edison had created his own light bulb using carbonized bamboo as the filame... More »

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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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The first light bulbs and its predecessors were invented in England. John Wilson Swan created the first light that can be considered a light bulb in 1850. More »

The first light bulbs and its predecessors were invented in England. John Wilson Swan created the first light that can be considered a light bulb in 1850. More »

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 »

The first light microscope was invented by Dutch spectacle makers Hans Jansen and his son Zacharias in the late 16th century. The compound microscope used three draw tubes with lenses that were situated in the ends of fl... More »

Peter Cooper Hewitt became the inventor of the first fluorescent lamp when he was awarded a patent in 1901 for his low-pressure mercury vapor lamp. The first high-pressure mercury vapor lamp, invented by German-born Edmu... More »