Thomas Edison

Alex Duarte

The Light Bulb


  • Was an american inventor
  • Has three famous inventions: Electric light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture projector
  • Started inventing things at an early age
  • In 1879 he invented the light bulb
  • First power station in NYC

The Light Bulb

  • In October 1879 he made a breakthrough with a bulb that used a platinum filament
  • In summer of 1880, carbonized bamboo was an alternative for the filament, which proved to be the key to a long lasting and affordable light bulb
  • The light bulbs were used in such acclaimed events as the Paris lighting exhibition in 1881 and the Crystal Palace in London in 1882

Edison's Famous Inventions

The Impact on the world

  • Lighted up homes within 30 years, millions of homes were lighting up by electricity
  • Factories were powered by electricity instead of steam
  • Lighted up the streets so you can see in the dark
  • Phones are powered by electricity