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Lewis Latimer
African-American inventor who developed a long-lasting filiment for light bulbs.
magnetism
the ability of a magnet to exert a force
Thomas Edison
American inventor who patented may inventions including the light bulb.
spacer
the part of the light bulb that keeps the wires from touching each other
electromagnet
magnet with a core of iron or steel inside wire coils that carry electric current
base
the part of a light bulb that fits into the socket
filament
the fine wire in a light bulb that is heated by the passage of current until it gives off light
electrodes
the conductors through which an electric current enters or leaves