(PRWEB UK) 18 February 2013
A light bulb dating from 1883 is still in use after 130 years, as one of the earliest products from the Ediswan factory which started production in 1881.
Ediswan was collaboration between British physicist Sir Joseph Swan and American Thomas Edison, who are both independently credited with inventing the light bulb.
The 130 year-old light bulb has six internal filaments which all still work and is still in use by Beth Crook in Lancashire who uses it at her home after it was passed down through the family.
A spokesperson from Lights 4 Living said:
“For a light bulb to work for so long is truly astonishing, especially as it is 130 years old. Since the invention of the light bulb, home lighting has been an integral part of our lives, as have the design of lighting fixtures. It’s great to see where electrical lighting began and where it is now.
“With the integration of energy saving and LED light bulbs over the coming years, we’ll see light bulbs working much longer, but if any will work as long as 130 years remains to be seen!”
Lights 4 Living are a leading lighting company based in Bath that stock a wide and ever-growing range of home lighting. With over thirty-five years in the lighting industry, Lights 4 Living have a great relationship with many lighting manufacturers so can offer unbeatable competitive prices on ceiling lights, picture lights, wall lights and more.