Did you Know the Longest Lasting Light Bulb in the world ever? There is a light bulb in 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California that still emitting since 1901 least 110 years old, incredibly. It currently resides at the fire department's Station 6.
Blair Eisenbraun of elightbulbs say that, This Superbulb "Centennial Light" has survived several moves, many earthquakes, and even varying voltage (it went from 110 to 120 volts); it seems indestructible! The world's oldest still-burning light bulb is not an anomaly of its kind; even when it was built back in 1900, the Shelby-style light bulb was remarkable. During a series of challenges, Chailet's bulb proved to have the strongest filament, surviving increasing voltage levels while competitor light bulbs burned out. Not only did it survive, but it harnessed the voltage and just kept getting brighter!
The bulb has been noted by The Guinness Book of World Records Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and General Electric. because of its longevity. It is often cited as evidence for the existence of planned obsolescence in later-produced light bulbs.
According to Wiki; The Centennial Light is a four-watt, hand-blown, carbon-filament, common light bulb manufactured in Shelby, Ohio, by the Shelby Electric Company in the late 1890s; many just like it still exist and can be found functioning. According to Zylpha Bernal Beck, the bulb was donated to the Fire Department by her father, Dennis Bernal in 1901. Bernal owned the Livermore Power and Water Company and donated the bulb to the fire station when he sold the company. That story has been supported by firefighter volunteers of that era.
Evidence suggests the bulb has hung in at least four locations. It was originally hung in 1901 in a hose cart house on L Street, then moved to a garage in downtown Livermore used by the fire and police departments. When the fire department consolidated, it was moved again to a newly constructed City Hall that housed the unified departments.
According to the fire chief, every few months a news outlet will publish a story on the bulb, generating visitors and general interest, then it will drop back into obscurity for a while. Dozens of magazines and newspapers have featured articles on the bulb. The bulb has been visited and featured by many major news channels in the United States, including NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS, WB, CNN and NPR.