Thomas Edison did NOT invent the light bulb.
Back in 1909, when Edison was a big hot shot making the light bulbs and stuff, there were already light bulbs out there. There were tons and tons of manufacturers making lamps, fixtures, bulbs, and everything in between.Yes. No joke. What made Edison was actually his ability to commercialize the first modern light bulb.
To do this he invented something called the Edison screw which are the metal bases you see in bulbs today. This standardized the light bulb and allowed it to be sold to everyone. This made Edison the “father of the light bulb.” – also the same reason why we falsely credit him today as the “inventor” of the light bulb.
Fast forward 100 years later, we are at the top of light technology. We will bring you through the journey of making your very own light bulb without having a super duper expensive laboratory.
Cue… the LED light bulb.