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100-year-old light bulb discovered in Cleveland, Ohio

Five century-old light bulbs have been discovered inside a time capsule in Cleveland, Ohio, with at least one of them still in working condition. GE Lighting began a 100th anniversary celebration of the opening of their Nela Park operation on Monday by digging up the lead time capsule, where they also discovered a book of technical specifications and a journal titled “Developing an Industry” . A special socket was used in order to show that one of the bulbs still worked after all this time, before the relics were whisked off to a laboratory to be the subject of some research into their longevity. The bulbs were buried as part of a representation of the new incandescent technologies which were just starting to break through.

BLT Direct is a UK provider of lighting solutions for all situations, and whilst they cannot pledge that their bulbs have a constant lifespan of 100 years, they certainly have a fantastic range of long-lasting light bulbs that guarantee a lifetime’s worth of illumination. Developments in technology over the past century have meant that bulbs now consume much less energy than the incandescent ones discovered in Ohio, and as such have estimated life spans much longer than the traditional bulbs of old.
GU10 light bulbs are considered to be a direct replacement for the types of bulbs discovered in the time capsule, and their energy-saving credentials are making them ever more popular. The average Energy Saving GU10 Light Bulb can last for up to 14 years, even when being used for 10 hours a day. They are available in a flattering range of temperatures and colours, with ‘warm white’ and ‘daylight’ being amongst the most popular choices for authentic and natural illumination. At just £3.99 each or £34.99 for a box of 10, purchasing just a few of these bulbs can eliminate the need to change bulbs every few years, whilst also saving money with its impressive energy-saving statistics.
Also a popular choice in the search for a long-lasting lighting solution are the GLS bulbs, which have the standard Bayonet Cap and Edison Screw Caps that most lighting fixtures and fittings are compatible with. These bulbs can last for up to 8,000 hours, and are also designed to save money on electricity and be kind to the environment. At just £4.99 each for a standard 11-Watt GLS Light Bulb, the price is so low that customers could potentially purchase more than they require and create their own personal time capsule with what could be seen as some of the best technology of the moment.
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About BLT Direct:  BLT Direct are an online supplier of lighting solutions.  They provide a wide range of lighting products, as well as light fittings and lamp disposal services, and are committed to offering energy efficient solutions to meet a wide range of home and business lighting needs.

Created by Steve Ellwood on 2nd April, 2012


Steve Ellwood

Steve Ellwood

Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct