Invented in 1879
Reason for the Light Bulb?
The light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison in 1879. The sole purpose of a light bulb was to was to create a light so that you would be able to see and/or work when it became nighttime.
Light Bulb Idea?
There are many people who had contributed to the idea of the light bulb and many who had helped perfect the light bulb to making it work. The names of these people are: Jean Foucault, Humphrey Davy, and Heinrich Goebel. Edison had bought Goebel's patent after he had passed and had paid a price that was much less than what it was actually worth.
Price for Light?
The price to be able to light up your home or work area was $1.25 per four pack of incandescent light bulbs.