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Thomas Edison´s monument will no longer
shine with Thomas Edison´s light bulbs

NJ.com, by Brian Amaral

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/14/2014 1:19:43 PM

Edison – This summer, when the monument to Thomas Alva Edison on Christie Street reopens after two years of renovations, a small but symbolically significant change will take place. The 14-foot-tall glass replica light bulb on top of the 118-foot-tall tower will no longer burn with an array of incandescent bulbs, Edison´s signature invention. The project calls for changing the lights to the new LED bulbs, a lighting-tech leap that came well after Edison´s time. "Edison was all about innovation," said Kathleen Carlucci, the director of interpretation at Edison´s museum in the town named after him.

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Won´t they feel foolish when Fred Upton (R-MI) repeals his ban on incandescent light bulbs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus, 1/14/2014 1:33:12 PM     (No. 9691737)

Of course if they had not banned candles no one would have ever used Edison´s bulbs…right?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 1/14/2014 1:47:53 PM     (No. 9691761)

Were it not for the fact that Edison´s original design has been banned, I think Edison would have approved of this change.

But Edison didn´t work under this kind of an oppressive government. So, this modification to the monument is quite hypocritical.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/14/2014 1:52:23 PM     (No. 9691765)

I have boxes and boxes of bulbs in my "junk room". Be happy to share with old Tom.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: william1, 1/14/2014 1:52:52 PM     (No. 9691766)

Then we won´t need Ms. Carlucci any more, will we?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 1/14/2014 2:01:58 PM     (No. 9691781)

First they came for our light bulbs, then they came for our health insurance.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: clw54, 1/14/2014 2:41:28 PM     (No. 9691824)

Democrats, the party of stockpiles. Bulbs, ammo, whatever they´re after at the moment. If they stay in power, I´ll need more closet space.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 1/14/2014 3:35:06 PM     (No. 9691876)

Tesla was first and Edison was a thief.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/14/2014 4:29:40 PM     (No. 9691952)

"Director of Interpretation"

Can it get any more Orwellian than that?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/14/2014 4:52:20 PM     (No. 9691975)

I was in Walmart this afternoon and saw a dsplay of 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs. Pfffffffft. Please tell me again how this passed the House and Senate!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/14/2014 6:01:25 PM     (No. 9692045)

Incandescent bulbs will be permanently available on the Internet.

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