The Shocking Truth – The Electric Light Was Not Invented by Edison!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

The electric light is something we just cannot do in today’s world. We scramble to find and purchase unique lights in various shapes, sizes and shades to decorate our homes and offices. In the present age, the type of lights we actually use define the person that we are.

It is generally believed that Thomas Alva Edison invented the light in 1879. He is said to have created the first commercially viable incandescent light. But actually, this is not so. He was neither the first person nor the only one who tried to invent this product. Some experts aver that there were over 20 inventors of incandescent lamps before Edison’s version came to be. However, the latter is credited with its invention because he was able of offer a superior product using a combination of three factors; using a better incandescent material, offering a higher vacuum than others and a higher resistance that made power distribution more consistent.


Like everything else, lighting systems are now evolving. LEDs bulbs and fixtures are the toast of the day, as they consume lesser energy, last longer and offer greater luminance. Wonder what else we will be able to see in the near future.

loved the article?
Subscribe to get stories like this on global creative designers delivered to your inbox!
<i>About</i> Vivek Agrawal
About Vivek Agrawal

Vivek is a global sourcing expert and has worked with and assisted clients with their sourcing requirements for 1000+ projects in his 15+ years in the industry. With the aim to fulfill the evolving needs and demands of architects, interior designers, project managers, and HNIs, he started Arcedior – the most loved, curated products platform with 60,000+ products from 600+ brands spanning 35+ countries. Being a design enthusiast with an eye for details, he also started a group on LinkedIn called ‘Design Leaders Roundtable – A Collaborative Community for Architects & Interior Designers’ which now has over 4K members. In his free time, he loves to travel with his family.

Social Connect
Arcedior @ Instagram
Most Read Articles
Find Us on Facebook

Get in Touch

If you got any questions, please do not hestitate to send us a message. We’ll reply within 2 business working days. We’d happy to respond.

You can fill the form in the ‘Contact’ section and send it across or directly email us at [email protected]

Scroll to Top