Would you believe there is a bulb in Britain which has been glowing continuously for almost last 100 years? While today’s most of the light bulbs provide an average service of 1,000 hours to the people before they conk-out, this 230-volt, 55-watt DC Osram bulb seems like a miracle in this era. The bulb was reportedly made in 1912, just months after the Titanic sunk.
The bulb is currently shining the porch of Roger Dyball, a 74 year old residing in Lowestoft, Suffolk, a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in East Anglia, England. Dynabll was so much excited about the bulb and in order to know the date of manufacturing of the bulb, he wrote a letter to the manufacturer Osram GEC’s head office situated in Wembley, North London with its serial number and other detail. The manufacturer Osran quickly responded to the letter and said that the ball was manufactured in July 1912.
However this is not the oldest bulb in the world which is glowing. The oldest working bulb of the world was found at Margate, Kent in Britain in 2008 and the experts estimated that it was made in 1895 – 15 years after US genius Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.