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1901 was a ‘bright’ year

January 26th, 2012

If you find yourself in Livermore, California, you can visit the world’s oldest light bulb, which is still burning bright after 110 years.

The hand-blown bulb is recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest burning light bulb.

Scientists aren’t sure how or why the bulb, which is located in a fire station in Livermore, has been glowing for this long. Installed in 1901, the light is putting new “long-lasting” bulbs everywhere to shame.

A “BulbCam” captures the bulb every 10 seconds, you can watch it here.

 

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