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110 Year Old Light Bulb Baffles Scientists

irish 2012/06/10 11:58:41

shelby  110 yr old  light  bulb





An incandescent light bulb recognized by
Guinness World Records as being the longest burning is still glowing
strong days after celebrations that marked its 110th anniversary.


The Centennial Light Bulb, at Fire Station No. 6 in Livermore,
Calif., has been burning bright since it was first installed in 1901.
(The exact date appears unknown, though the bulb’s “birthday” is
typically held in June, most recently June 18th.) Since then, the
60-watt bulb has been alight 24 hours a day, operating at about 4 watts,
to provide night illumination of the fire engines.

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  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/06/10 12:04:04
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +4
    Where are the marching protesters demanding that this properly functioning and amazing light bulb be replaced by a mercury-filled CFL accompanied by a 12-page HazMat guide for proper handling and disposal when it fails or breaks?

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  • emilychung 2012/07/04 02:17:33
  • Autarchic 2012/06/12 11:09:51
    Autarchic
    +2
    Anything that is not in the books Baffles Scientists!
  • irish Autarchic 2012/06/12 12:03:10
    irish
    +2
    LOL isn't that the truth!
  • Eccles 2012/06/11 04:22:15
    Eccles
    +2
    Good Grief!
  • S and S 2012/06/11 03:37:18
  • irish S and S 2012/06/11 12:03:14
    irish
    +1
    well said.
  • ImageBandit ~ American Patriot 2012/06/10 14:05:41
    ImageBandit ~ American Patriot
    +2
    yea rah - ( or is it grrr arg)
  • DeeB 2012/06/10 12:15:08
    DeeB
    +3
    Yes, I have read about that bulb, that was back in the day when they made things that last, unlike today where they make things to not last so that you have to keep purchasing them. It's all a scam now, it's all about money and they can't make money on bulbs that last forever now can they?! And the ones that they are making to last are dangerous with mercury in them and they are terrible for lighting up a room. Plus they give you headaches, and who knows what else. I will never use them.
  • irish DeeB 2012/06/10 12:19:01
    irish
    +1
    i agree.
  • S and S DeeB 2012/06/11 03:43:09
  • DeeB S and S 2012/06/13 23:55:11
    DeeB
    +1
    Amazing. So why do you think they are pushing the CFL's so much?
  • S and S DeeB 2012/06/14 03:18:50
  • DeeB S and S 2012/06/14 11:18:54
    DeeB
    +1
    I thought they did at first but then they seemed to start to let up on that. I will not have those in my house, they can mandate them till the cows come home, it ain't happening. Not to mention that they totally suck for lighting and make you feel like you're going blind. The ex had bought some years ago before they were mandated.
  • S and S DeeB 2012/06/14 14:12:07
  • DeeB S and S 2012/06/14 14:30:52
    DeeB
    +2
    Wow, good for you! I would have loved to witness that. They don't expect you to question, just take their word on everything. Sounds just like the government doesn't it?!! Or anybody that can't handle the truth.
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/06/10 12:04:04
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +4
    Where are the marching protesters demanding that this properly functioning and amazing light bulb be replaced by a mercury-filled CFL accompanied by a 12-page HazMat guide for proper handling and disposal when it fails or breaks?
  • irish DS in O... 2012/06/10 12:12:33
    irish
    +2
    LOL LOL i hear ya! i bet the light bulb makers are worried that someone will figure out why this works .

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