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Centennial Light Bulb

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4550 East Ave, Livermore, CA, Livermore, CA
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It’s an old lightbulb! And it’s still lit!

I knew a firefighter at this station and he had told me about it a few years ago. I was attending... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
dglusing
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Lodi, California
Longest burning bulb anywhere.

Longest burning bulb anywhere. Located in a Fire Station. Check out the 'bulb cam' for an online... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
robertdS7993NC
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United States
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
May 7, 2018
“It’s an old lightbulb! And it’s still lit!”
Mar 18, 2018
“Longest burning bulb anywhere.”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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4550 East Ave, Livermore, CA, Livermore, CA
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

I knew a firefighter at this station and he had told me about it a few years ago. I was attending an event nearby and decided to stop by to see it. It’s a lightbulb. It’s an old lightbulb. It’s still on. This isn’t something...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Longest burning bulb anywhere. Located in a Fire Station. Check out the 'bulb cam' for an online experience. The bulb can be seen live by searching for Centennial Light Bulb.

Thank robertdS7993NC
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

I found this with my husband as we are geocachers and if we weren't geocachers, I'm not sure we would have discovered this historical gem. The Centennial Light Bulb is a cool piece of historical significance. It only takes about 5 minutes of your time...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

If you're in the area, definitely worth a visit for nothing else than it's a unique and in the Guinness book of Records. When we went, the fire station was open but nobody around, so we peeked in, saw the bulb, took a photo and...More

1  Thank jetland
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

It is just a light bulb, but it is also a piece of history. Holds an unexplainable fascination. People come from around the world to check out this light bulb! At the Fire Station, so if someone is there, they're happy to show it to...More

1  Thank TBearyj
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

As a retired LPFD firefighter I worked many years at Station One and met and talked with many visitors from all over the world. Most found the bulb quite interesting and worth a short visit. If you are in the area go see it

Thank Divhief07
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Yeah it may just be a light bulb but it has been on since 1901 which is two years before the Wright Brothers first flight!!! Totally amazing. They have a guest book and people from ALL over the world have stopped to see it. They...More

2  Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed May 19, 2016

Located in a fire station on East Avenue is the historic Livermore lightbulb that has burned for 115 years. A friend who lives in England asked if Livermore REALLY has a bulb that old because it was a fun fact written on the back of...More

2  Thank Pauline T
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Reviewed February 1, 2016

The Centennial Light Bulb is a cute little part of Livermore history. It's an old fashioned bulb that has burned for over 100 years. It could burn for 100 more because it is a 220 watt bulb on a 110 electrical line.. The idea of...More

1  Thank tkwitt
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Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Don't go expecting to be blown away by the bulb. Seeing it is special for what it stands for. Short-lived bulb obsolescence doesn't have to be, it was designed in to generate periodic light replacement revenue. This bulb was from before the industry-standard life was...More

2  Thank TravisGood
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