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Sunday, May 11, 2008

107 Year Old - The longest Burning Lightbulb in the World

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A lightbulb in a firehouse in Livermore, CA, has been burning continuously since 1901. Unofficial keeper of the bulb, retired firefighter Tom Bramell reckons its longevity is down to old-fashioned craftsmanship.

"I believe the bulb has stayed alive so many years because the makers gave it a perfect seal, so no air gets inside the bulb to help disintegrate the carbon filament. This bulb operates in a vacuum and it doesn't burn hot. That's the secret." [Gizmodo]

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