the bulb, which belonged to Florence Cook, dates back to around 1883 and contains 6 filaments
(PRWEB UK) 20 February 2013
As the Express announces the discovery of a light bulb still burning after 130 years, the specialists at Simple Lighting co have taken a look into why LEDs last so much longer than typical bulbs.
It was reported that the bulb, which belonged to Florence Cook, dates back to around 1883 and contains 6 filaments. The bulb is now at the home of her late son, Kenneth and surpasses the UK’s previous oldest working bulb which lasted 113 years of continuous use in Margate, Kent in 2008.
This new discovery is in stark contrast to most modern light bulbs which rarely last more than a year.
The team at Simple Lighting co. specialise in a wide variety of LED lighting, including LED strip lighting and tape lights, catering for all areas of the home. Often approached by customers interested in what makes the light emitting diode so long lasting, a representative from the firm submitted the following explanation.
“This news really is astonishing. Part of the light bulb’s longevity could perhaps be attributed to the fact that it had 6 filaments as opposed to just one. One of the main reasons LEDs have a much longer lifespan (twice that of a typical fluorescent bulb and twenty times longer than incandescent bulbs), is because there is no filament to burn out or break.
“Generally speaking they can last for over 100,000 hours without showing their age. This is also helped by the fact that they are much less fragile. Because of their solid state construction, there is no worry of broken glass. “
Established in 2009, Simple Lighting Company aims to provide high quality lighting at some of the most competitive prices on the web. The company has grown considerably in recent years and supplies over 4000 products, specialising in LED lighting, LED tape, LED strip lights as well as indoor and outdoor lighting. Simple Lighting Company considers customer service its priority, regularly adding new products to the website.