Shining a light in history

June 5, 2015
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If you thought Edison invented the light bulb or that LED’s are just a passing phase, read on . . .

  • Picture11854 Heinrich Gobel invents the first true lightbulb, a carbonised filament in a glass bulb.
  • 1856 Heinrich Geissler creates a fluorescent light using gas in a sealed tube and an induction coil.
  • 1879 Thomas Edison invents the incandescent lightbulb.
  • 1927 The first fluorescent lamp is patented by Meyer, Spanner & Germer.
  • 1962 Nick Holonyak Jr develops the first light emitting diode.
  • 1985 The first compact fluorescent lamps appear on the market.
  • 1990 Halogen incandescent lightbulbs are introduced.
  • 1994 Shuki Nakamura discovers the first high brightness blue LED, paving the way for white LED’s for general illumination.
  • 2007 The UK government announces the phase out of incandescent lamps.
  • Picture22011 European ban on 60W incandescent lamps comes into force.
  • 2016 EU target for the complete phase out of halogen lamps or any other with an energy rating below B


With this fast approaching deadline, is now the time for you and your business to transport your lighting out of history?

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