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Oldest Lightbulb

Time: June 8, 2021 all day
Location: Livermore Firehouse
Street: Fire Station 6 at 4550 East Ave
City/Town: Livermore CA
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Event Type: historical, light, bulb, lightbulb, livermore
Latest Activity: May 27, 2021

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Event Description

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.

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