Thomas Edison is credited with the invention of the first commercial light bulb, but the famous American inventor wasn't the only one who contributed to the development of this revolutionary technology. Many notable figures are also remembered for their work with electric batteries, lamps and the creation of the first incandescent bulbs.
It was a series of small improvements on the ideas of previous inventors that led to light bulbs. What makes Edison’s contribution to electric lighting so extraordinary is that he didn’t stop with improving light bulbs. He developed a whole suite of inventions that made the use of light bulbs practical.