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The Invention of the Lightbulb

How the Lightbulb came to be

Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb in 1879 in New York. Edison experimented with filiments that could glow for long periods of time. He eventually found a filiment that could glow for up to 1500 hours. He pattened his idea on January 27, 1880.

Impact on the American Society

With the lightbulb longer work hours were possible. It also helped workers see potential hazards easier. The lightbulb insreased nighttime productivity. It decreased the amount of household fires which were mostly caused by candles and oil-based lanterns. Lastly, it helped spur further advancements.

All About Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was born on Febuary 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. His full name is Thomas Alva Edison. He left his family at the age of 16. He only attended school for a few months. He died at the age of 84 on October 18, 1931.