Thomas Edison’s bulb set to disappear by next year
The incandescent light bulb has illuminated American homes for decades, dominating the market since Thomas Edison’s patent 131 years ... helping install the bulbs. But Cassie did a good job of making me feel better about that mercury thing.
Forget Edison: This is How History's Greatest Inventions Really Happened
Thomas Edison in no way invented the light-bulb. Electric lighting existed before him, incandescent light bulbs existed before him, and when other inventors got wind of Edison's tinkerings, they roundly sued him for patent infringement. So what did Edison ...
How Do You Sell A Light Bulb That Never Burns Out?
About 1.5 billion incandescent light bulbs ... a light bulb that good would be easy to sell. "Once we started making them," says Keating," I thought all the work was done." You think so too? You don't know the light-bulb business. Since Thomas Edison ...
Statue slowdown: What would Thomas Edison do?
If Thomas Alva Edison had ... solutions to make life easier. He accumulated more than 1,000 patents, including ones for the phonograph, the kinetoscope for viewing motion pictures, and the first practical incandescent light bulb. But he didn’t get ...
Tesla vs. Edison: Why All the Hate?
But these communities have also engaged in a very wrong-headed pursuit: trashing the reputation of Thomas ... The light bulb is just one of many inventions that were the product of Edison’s visionary leadership. His greatest strength was making people ...