What year was the light bulb invented?

Answer Humphry Davy invented the first electric light in 1800 by connecting wires and a piece of carbon to his electric battery, but it was Thomas Alva Edison who invented the light bulb in 1879. Edison d... Read More »

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Who invented the fluorescent light bulb?

The term "Fluorescent" dates back to approximately 1845-1852 where the English mathematician-physicist George Gabriel Stokes from Cambridge University named this "phenomenon" after fluorite, a stro... Read More »

Who invented the black light bulb?

Scientist William H. Byler invented the the black light bulb in 1935. Black light bulbs produce a purplish light that is near the edge of the ultraviolet spectrum. It emits electromagnetic radiatio... Read More »

Who invented the halogen light bulb?

The halogen light bulb, known more commonly as the halogen lamp, was first invented by Elmer Fridrich and Emmett Wiley, who were working for General Electric at the time. The patent for their inven... Read More »

Was the light bulb invented by Edison?

The basic technology of the light bulb was invented by Humphrey Davy in 1806. Davy created an electric lamp which was impractical due to its intense brightness. Thomas Edison perfected the technolo... Read More »