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- Thomas Edison didn't invent the light bulb; but, in 1880 he made it more practical and useful by using bamboo for the filaments to have high electrical resistance.
- In 1878 Joseph Swan developed a light bulb in England that used carbon paper instead of bamboo for the filaments.
- They formed a company, Edison-Swan United, which was one of the biggest producers of light bulbs in the world.
The definition of a light bulb is a way to channel electricity into a light fixture.
Facts About the Light Bulb
An example of a light bulb is the incandescent light used in a lamp.
A light-emitting device that consists of a gas-filled glass tube or bulb and is used inside electric light fixtures and flashlights.
(plural light bulbs)
- An evacuated glass bulb containing a metal filament which is heated by electrical resistance to produce light.
- (by extension) An article that resembles such a bulb and converts electricity to light by any process.
- a fluorescent light bulb or an LED light bulb
- (figuratively) Used in reference to the sudden arrival of a realization, an inspiration, an idea, or the like.
- Alternative form of light bulb.