Time: June 8, 2021 all day
Location: Livermore Firehouse
Street: Fire Station 6 at 4550 East Ave
City/Town: Livermore CA
Website or Map: https://www.centennialbulb.org
Event Type: historical, light, bulb, lightbulb, livermore
Latest Activity: May 27, 2021
On June 8, 1901 - they turned on the Lightbulb at the Livermore California Fire house. It is still burning.
It is considered the oldest continuous burning lightbulb in history.
Thought to have been a 30-watt bulb when installed, the Livermore light seems to have decreased in power over time.
“You can think of it as sort of an animal with a low metabolism. It's giving us less energy per time, so it can keep on going longer,”
Not to be outdone, there are other locales in a top ten list of oldest lightbulbs that come a close secone
Here's a great video I recommend that includes the "Livermore Lightbulb" and where it fits in a protectionist cartel.