The Invention Of Thomas Edison's Everyday Life

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Light. It is such an important part of peoples everyday lives. In modern day especially, artificial lighting and energy is the basis of living. It is relied on it so heavily and many do not even think about how it works or how it came to be. It all started with the invention of the light bulb. The invention of the light bulb can be considered to be the starting point to technological advances in lighting and other technological discoveries and inventions. Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison was not the sole genius behind the incandescent light bulb. Thomas Edison’s light bulb was first demonstrated at the end of 1879 but its’ development can be dated back to the beginning of the 1800s. It took many years and several different scientists…show more content…
One of these scientists was Alexander Lodygin, who produced an incandescent light bulb in 1872 using two carbon rods filled with nitrogen as a burner. It was made so that when the current in the first rod was absorbed, the current would be passed to the second rod. Henry Woodward and Mathew Evans, who constructed a lamp with a light bulb that had carbon rods placed in a nitrogen-filled cylinder made of glass, were a pair who worked extremely hard. They filed for a patent, but then unsuccessful in selling their product, so they sold their rights to Thomas…show more content…
HMI lights, neon lights, florescent lights, LED lights, and carbon arc lights are some examples. HMI lights were made specifically for the film industry. They are high quality and are made with an arc lamp contrary to the incandescent bulb. It requires an electronic device which produces and balances the light. Neon lights were invented by French inventor Georges Clause. These lights are made with a glass tube that is filled with neon or another gas. When an electric current passes through, the neon atoms break apart and then in a fraction of a second, they recombine. When the atoms recombine, a neon light is produced. Clause also created nonreactive electrodes that did not over heat and were able to handle the ion bombardment. A florescent light is a glass tube that is loaded with a mixture of argon and mercury vapor. There are metal electrodes at each end and are coated with alkaline earth oxide. As the current goes through the gas between the electrodes, the gas becomes ionized and produces ultraviolet radiation. Florescent lights takes less electricity and costs less than incandescent light
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