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The longest burning light bulb, as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley's Believe-It-or-Not, hangs from the ceiling of Livermore fire Station #6 in Livermore, Ca. The light bulb was first switched on at fire department hose cart house on L Street in Livermore in 1901.
originally posted by: nighthawk1954
a reply to: VoidHawk
AAAAHHHH! yes but 113 years...my trains run on that voltage and they burn out.
originally posted by: Kuroodo
a reply to: nighthawk1954
Yeah I learned about this when watching a documentary about lightbulbs. Forgot the name of :c. Basically it talked about how light bulbs back then were built to last. But now (just like every other product out there), they're built to eventually wear out and break, so that we'd buy more.
The Men Who Made Us Spend - Episode 1
In the first of this three-part series investigating consumer spending, Jacques reveals how the concept of 'product lifespan' holds the key to our ever-churning consumerism. Exploring the historical origin of planned obsolescence, when some of the world biggest electrical manufacturers formed a light bulb cartel in the 1920s,
The power company in my area has apparently been supporting discounts on compact fluorescent bulbs which I've got for only a dollar each, and they last a long time and are a lot more efficient, and LED lighting is more efficient yet, which will be our primary lighting source one day. I don't know the lifetime of LED lights, but I don't think I've ever had one burn out yet.