The Lightbulb Essay
of the most effective to the everyday lives of people. Its invention is credited to Thomas
Alva Edison, an American inventor and businessman, who created it in 1879. The design
of his light bulb was a carbonized filament inside a glass bulb with a screw base. It glowed when an electric current pass through it, possessed high electrical resistance, and lasted a lot longer than previous sources of light had.
Before Thomas Edison's light bulb, gas was the best source of lighting so people
turned to candles, oil lanterns, and gas lamps to light up their rooms. It would take many
candles, oil lanterns, or gas lamps to fully light up …show more content…
and easier way to light up their homes.
Within 25 years after being invented, millions of people had installed electrical
lighting in their homes. The new source of light was healthy, clean, and lasted way more
than a few minutes. Most importantly, the light bulb was safe. It only took one light bulb
to light up a good-sized room and it was a lot less of a hassle to do so. People didn't
have to deal with gas anymore and didn't have to clean soot residue from their wallpaper,
furniture, and carpets every day. Light bulbs were available to just about everyone
because they were so inexpensive. Peoples' lives became a lot more comfortable and
easy in their homes.
Today, people use light bulbs almost everywhere. They light up streets and cities
at night, our refrigerators, automobiles, Christmas trees, rooms, etc. Today, you can light
up a whole room with just a flip of a switch and you can light up a refrigerator just by
opening its door. It would be extremely difficult and unbearable to go even a day without
the use of a light bulb. Light bulbs make it possible for people to see everything that they
need to when they need something done whether it's in daytime or nighttime. They allow
people to participate in a wide range of activities whenever they want to. Without light