Dec 31,2011 Eye View Says Goodbye To 100-Watt Incandescent Bulbs, Brilliant

On December 31, 1879, Thomas A. Edison flipped a switch at his Menlo Park laboratory complex in New Jersey and amid much excitement gave the public a glimpse of the world’s first practical incandescent light bulb. While many inventors were experimenting with incandescent lighting, this date marked the first widespread public recognition of a commercially viable light bulb that would ultimately replace gaslight systems. The age of practical electric lighting had begun.

December 31, 2011—exactly 132 years later—will mark another dramatic turning point in the history of lighting in the United States. That will be the last day manufacturers will be able to legally make a 100-watt incandescent bulb for sale in the U.S.

Clip art people on high alert….


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