Timeline of Lighting Technology
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Lighting through the ages (legend)

Artificial lighting technology began to be developed tens of thousands of years ago, and continues to be refined in the present day.


18th century

19th century

20th century

21st century

  • 2008 Ushio Lighting demonstrates the first LED Filament.
  • 2011 Philips wins L Prize for LED screw-in lamp equivalent to 60W incandescent A-lamp for general use.


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  6. ^ Great Barrington 1886 - Inspiring an industry toward AC power
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