Flashcards in History - Early Lighting Deck (8)
What word is the word "lamp" derived from?
Greek, "lampas," torch.
What was the first demonstrated electric lamp?
First demonstrated in 1801 by Sir Humphrey Davy, an English chemist.
Who were incandescent lamps developed by?
Incandescent lamps were independently developed by:
- Sir Joseph Swan (England)
- Thomas Edison (USA)
When did Edison patent his incandescent lamp?
Houses the light source and provides control over the light source.
Who made the first electric light bulb, when was it made, and what was wrong with it?
Sir Joseph Wilson Swan in 1860. The filament burned out too quickly.
The first light bulb that was demonstrated was demonstrated in the year ____ and was demonstrated by whom? What was wrong with the bulb?
1878, Sir Joseph Wilson Swan. Filament life still too short.