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#186994 06/09/09 10:43 PM
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New high end retail, GC said this was designed as a tribute to Thomas Edison's quest to create a working light bulb. THe ONE illuminated is his success; the rest are burned out failures. They actually paid someone to 'burn out' the vast assortment of bulbs. BTW, the illuminated one is the only one actually wired/powered. Menlo Park Mall, Edison, NJ


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Ahhh...

I never would have guessed what this picture was about!

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Bill


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Bill Addiss #187023 06/10/09 11:36 PM
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Maybe....I should have made this a guessing game???



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Originally Posted by HotLine1
Maybe....I should have made this a guessing game???


That would have been a good one!

smile


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Now that the idea to make a guessing game here to see where is the lite bulb is actally funtioning.

I just may know where it is but hard to say on this photo.

Merci,Marc


Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

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I have a few other views of this; I'll see if any are better. IF this was a game...I would add that there is no reflective surfaces (wall) behind the unit as a hint. The general lighting in the store is prismatic hi-bays, hence the brightness level.



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...BTW, the illuminated one is the only one actually wired/powered...


They burned out all those bulbs and then supplied no power to them?

Well, no wonder they don't woik! laugh





Wood work but can't!
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And ..er.. Mr Edison was slightly pre-dated by Mr Swan's patent, although Edison's inventive genius and business nous created the first practical bulbs. They became partners.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Swan

Not forgetting Sir Humphrey Davy, who predated both of them by over 70 years....


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescent_light_bulb

In fact over 20 types of heated filament lamps are known between Davey and Edison's models.





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When I was in training with GE at their headquarters, they told me that Mr. Edison did not actually invent the light bulb, but rather he only invented it so well that it didn't need to be invented again.

A rather interesting way of looking at it


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Edison invented the intellectual property agreememt. Beyond that most of his "inventions" were actually the work of others. He was a marketing genius and that was what he really made his money doing.


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