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In this video:
In a dim corner of Fire Station #6 in Livermore, California hangs a truly extraordinary object…a lightbulb. But this is no ordinary lightbulb. First installed in 1901, it has been burning almost continuously ever since, having only been switched off a handful of times in nearly 120 years. The
Livermore Centennial Bulb has become something of a local celebrity, with the city throwing it a
birthday party in 2001 attended by over 1000 people…
Dannoritzer, Cosima (dir.) Pret-a-Jeter / The Light Bulb Conspiracy ARTE/Article Z 2010:
Krajewski, Markus, The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy, IEEE Spectrum, September 24, 2014:
Livermore, California’s Centennial Light: https://www.centennialbulb.org
Report on the Supply of Electric Lamps, The Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission,
MacKinnon, J.B, The L.E.D Quandary: Why There’s No Such Thing as “Built to Last”, The New Yorker, July 14, 2016
Gaughen, Patrick, Structural Inefficiency in the Early Twentieth Century: Studies in the Aluminum
and Incandescent Lamp Markets, December 1998: https://web.archive.org/web/20050204082354/