Agapito Flores. A Filipino scientist invented the first fluorescent light bulb. His name Flores where the fluorescent came from. HE sell his invention to Philippine government but they doesn't buy it or accept it. he decided to sell it abroad and it's more expensive. But lately, some inventors copy his invention and let people know they are the ones who invented it.
The first patent for a mercury vapor lamp was in 1901 by and American. His name was Peter Cooper Hewitt. His fluorescent light is the prototype still of our modern fluorescent lighting. There is some controversy on Agapito Flores being the inventor, but the dates are wrong and no patent.