110 Year Old Light Bulb Baffles Scientists
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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