Electric lighting

Let there be light! Amazing examples of electric lighting through the ages from the IET Archives collection. http://www.theiet.org/resources/library/archives/
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A Pilsen Electric Lamp from an article in the journal 'Engineering', 1882. IET Archives ref. SPT/P/I/14/21.

A Pilsen Electric Lamp from an article in the journal 'Engineering', IET Archives ref.

The Jablochkoff Electric Light on the Thames Embankment (c1881). IET Archives ref: SPT/P/I/14/11

The Jablochkoff Electric Light on the Thames Embankment IET Archives ref:

The first incandescent lamp from Joseph Swan. IET Archives ref. Ediswan catalogue NAEST 46/10 #lighting #histSTEM

The first incandescent lamp from Joseph Swan. IET Archives ref.

Drawing of a 'Lever Lamp, new type', n.d. c1900. IET Archives ref. SPT/P/I/14/58.

Drawing of a 'Lever Lamp, new type', n. IET Archives ref.

The Jablochkoff Electric Light (1881). IET Archives ref. SPT/P/I/14/11

The Jablochkoff Electric Light IET Archives ref.

Patent Improved Electric Arc Lamp of Messrs Jolin and Parsons (1883). IET Archives ref: SPT/P/I/14/13

Patent Improved Electric Arc Lamp of Messrs Jolin and Parsons IET Archives ref:

Central Electric Lighting Stations Advertising sheet (undated, c1880) IET Archives ref.: SPT/P/I/14/28

Central Electric Lighting Stations Advertising sheet (undated, IET Archives ref.

An example of electric lighting in a United States postal train carriage from 'Electric train lighting from the car axle' by J N Abbott, 1900.

An example of electric lighting in a United States postal train carriage from 'Electric train lighting from the car axle' by J N Abbott,

The first Swan commercial lamp, 1881. IET Archive ref. Ediswan catalogue NAEST 46/10. #lighting #histSTEM

The first Swan commercial lamp, IET Archive ref.

The first Edison commercial lamp, 1881. IET Archives ref. Ediswan catalogue NAEST 46/10 #lighting #histSTEM

The first Edison commercial lamp, IET Archives ref.

The first incandescent lamp from Thomas Edison. IET Archives ref. Ediswan catalogue NAEST 46/10 #lighting #histSTEM

The first incandescent lamp from Thomas Edison. IET Archives ref.

The beautiful book binding of 'The Electric Light in our Homes' by Robert Hammond 1884. IET Library and Archives collection.

The beautiful book binding of 'The Electric Light in our Homes' by Robert Hammond IET Library and Archives collection.

Illustration of a late Victorian chandelier from Robert Hammond's book, 'The Light in Our Homes', 1884. IET Library and Archives collection. #lighting #histSTEM

Illustration of a late Victorian chandelier from Robert Hammond's book, 'The Light in Our Homes', IET Library and Archives collection.

A late Victorian drawing room interior with wall sconces from Robert Hammond's book, 'The Electric Light in Hour Homes', 1884. IET Library and Archives collection.

A late Victorian drawing room interior with wall sconces from Robert Hammond's book, 'The Electric Light in Hour Homes', IET Library and Archives collection.

A detail from a Crompton catalogue showing half-watt lantern and fittings. From the IET Archives collection. #lighting #histSTEM

A detail from a Crompton catalogue showing half-watt lantern and fittings. From the IET Archives collection.

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