Friday, November 21, 2014

Record Breaking Illumination From A Turn-Of-The Century Bulb

This bulb proves that incandescent light can have impressive longevity. What design factor has enabled it to burn for over 110 years? Scientists can't confirm so long as it's lit. 

There’s an incandescent lightbulb in Livermore, California that’s been burning since 1901, with the exception of a few power outages and moves when it was temporary switched off. While its brightness has waned from 60 watts now to 4 watts, it still remains lit and functional for over a hundred years.

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