Watch a demonstration of the first light bulbs

It’s easy to imagine the light bulb popping out of Edison’s workshop fully formed, available in all the different sizes and wattages you can find today. Of course, it didn’t.

This tour shows the evolution of the bulb from the beginning—yes, you used to lease light bulbs—and it’s a great way to realize how new the technology must have once felt.

Start a Conversation

Did you know light bulbs used to be leased?