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The History of Lighthouse Illumination
Illumination Home Page - Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V



AMERICAN LIGHT SOURCES

 •Fresnel - Arago Mechanical Pump Lamp
•Funck-Heap Capillary Lamp
•Funck Hydraulic Float Lamp
•Luchaire Incandescent Oil Vapor Lamp I.O.V.
•Incandescent Light Bulb

 

MECHANICAL PUMP LAMP


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CAPILLARY LAMP

 

HYDRAULIC LAMP

 

I.O.V. LAMP

 

INCANDESCENT BULB

 

LAMP FUELS

 •Whale Oil 1720 - 1864
•Lard Oil 1864 - 1884
•Kerosene 1884 - 1955
•Acetylene 1904 - 1980
•Electricity 1898 - Now