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Centennial Bulb! « on: May 28, 2020, 05:13:50 PM » Author: CreeRSW207
Carbon filament burning at the fire station in Livermore,CA.http://www.centennialbulb.org/photos.htm
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Re: Centennial Bulb! « Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 08:07:08 AM » Author: sox35
Last time I was in California I completely forgot about this, or I'd have made a point of visiting. I hope it's still going next time we can get there, although when that will be is anybody's guess, given the current situation  Sad bulb icon
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Re: Centennial Bulb! « Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 02:52:46 AM » Author: merc
Who wouldn't know the most famous light bulb in the world? Incandescent Lamp Wonder
It also appears in the Planned Obsolescence - The Light Bulb Conspiracy film.

There may be conspiracy theories about replacing it periodically to keep this tourist attraction alive but I believe it's genuine.
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Re: Centennial Bulb! « Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 07:25:30 AM » Author: sox35
Who wouldn't know the most famous light bulb in the world? Incandescent Lamp Wonder
It also appears in the Planned Obsolescence - The Light Bulb Conspiracy film.

There may be conspiracy theories about replacing it periodically to keep this tourist attraction alive but I believe it's genuine.

They'd have to be quick to swap it out, what with a webcam on it 24/7. Besides, those lamps aren't exactly common.
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Re: Centennial Bulb! « Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 07:48:15 AM » Author: mdcastle
I got to see it in 2012. Knock on the door and if the firefighters are around they'll let you in and you can see it and sign the guest book. Otherwise it's positioned so you can see it through a glass door.

They have it on a UPS to filter the power. A while ago the bulb went out and the firefighters got a message from someone in Kentucky watching the webcam. Turns out the bulb was fine but the UPS had failed.
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Re: Centennial Bulb! « Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 08:50:55 AM » Author: sox35
Oh crap  Grin

Hopefully our UPS will be ok, it's new so should keep us going for a few years. Although we only have essential network kit running off it, not rare elderly light bulbs  Bulb Man
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Re: Centennial Bulb! « Reply #6 on: June 20, 2020, 03:44:58 PM » Author: Silverliner
Iíve seen it before in person. January 1999, when it wasnít even 100 years old.
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Re: Centennial Bulb! « Reply #7 on: June 20, 2020, 03:54:46 PM » Author: sox35
Nice, well maybe we'll get there one day, assuming air travel ever gets back to somewhere resembling normal  Undecided
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