Victorian Bulb


  • The Victorian light bulb (a replica of Thomas Edison’s original design) contains a long, visible, carbon filament.
  • When a neodymium magnet is brought into close proximity of the bulb, the field of the magnet causes the filaments to vibrate at 60 Hz (the frequency of AC current in the filaments).


  • Bulb located in L01, section B3 (in a small, labeled box).
  • Lamp cord in L35, section D2.