On This Day In Chemistry

January 27th

In 1880, Thomas Edison was granted a patent for the electric lamp which gave light by incandescence

The first electric carbon arc lamp was invented by Sir Humphrey Davy of England in 1801. However it wasn't until 1880 that the discovery of the longer lasting electric lamp really changed the way we live. Thomas Edison's first industrial scale research laboratory is credited for this and many other inventions of its time.
 

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