How much did the first light bulb cost?


The first commercially available light bulb cost $1 in 1881, which was three years after Thomas Edison developed the first practical incandescent light bulb. The Seattle Times reveals the $1 price in 1881 translates to $23 in 2013. By 1910, the cost of a light bulb dropped to 17 cents.

Edison created the Edison Electric Light Company in 1880 to market his new invention. By 1910, longer-lasting tungsten filaments made light bulbs cheaper. Compact fluorescent lights (CFL) saw similar declines in price from the 1980s to 2013. The first models in the mid-1980s each cost between $25 to $35 before going down in price to $1.74 apiece in 2013.

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Depending upon what type of bulb and the wattage of the bulb, it could cost upwards of $35.00 to run one light bulb for entire year. The year I speak of consists of 8,760 hrs and
I am not sure of the exact figure but it must of cost a lot, there weren't many lightbulbs in that time.
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It is unknown how much the light bulb cost when it first came out. But it said that the cost of it is impractical for commercial use and people can't afford it.
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