The word bulb is a noun. Bulb means (1) a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end), (2) electric lamp consisting of a glass bulb containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated, (3) a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ, (4) lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata), (5) a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure.
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- Light Bulbs
The invention of the light bulb
was a pivotal point in the history of mankind. The original bulb, which is still widely used today, was known as an incandescent bulb.
- Incandescent Light Bulbs
Incandescent light bulbs were invented over 100 years ago and are still the most common type of light bulb
in use today. Find out more with this guide to incandescent light bulbs.
- Lighting Fixtures
A lighting fixture, also known as a luminaire, is a device which holds the light bulb
in place. It may be simple like a night light fixture, or complex like a chandelier.
- Light Sources
The most common light source in homes is the incandescent light bulb. Learn about more light sources on this informative web page.
- General Electric
GE is a diversified technology, media, and financial services company. Located in Connecticut, GE was founded in 1892 by Thomas Edison with his invention of the light bulb. Today its businesses include appliances, aviation services, consumer electronics, electrical and energy products, finance and business services, healthcare, media, and more.
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