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Burning Since 1901, this Bulb is the Poster Child for Planned Obsolescence

At 117-year-old (as of June 2018), the Centennial Light is the world’s longest-lasting light bulb. Burning since June of 1901, it is currently located inside Fire Station #6 at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California, and maintained by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. The bulb has been officially recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and General Electric as the world’s longest-burning light bulb. The Centennial Light was originally a 30-watt or 60-watt bulb but now is very dim, emitting about the same light as a…

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