Edison, New Jersey: World's Largest Light Bulb

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Edison Museum and Memorial Tower

37 Christie St., Edison, NJ
Edison Museum and Memorial Tower. Garden State Pkwy Exit 130 toward Edison-Metuchin. Drive west on Hwy 27, watch for right at big rock onto Christie St. Up a few blocks on the left.
July 2015: Still reported as under construction. (Call to verify)
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World's Largest Light Bulb.

World's Largest Light Bulb
It's perched atop an Art Deco tower, which stands where Thomas Edison once had a workshop. A small museum next door is packed with Edison inventions. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Bulb tower.

World's Largest Light Bulb

Still under construction and is difficult to view under all the scaffolding, but still cool to see it.

[Shannon, 11/06/2014]

Perhaps it's being converted to the World's Largest Compact Fluorescent??

Edison Museum and Memorial Tower

Just stopped by and the tower is still fenced off and wrapped in scaffolding.

[KRASH, 05/15/2013]

The tower, built in 1937, topped by the World's Largest Light Bulb, has been closed for years. Work is very slowly progressing to repair and reopen it to the public, though the scaffolding looks more serious now.

Light Bulb Tower.

World's Largest Light Bulb

The World's Largest Light Bulb tower is under construction at the moment -- Jan 2013.

[Seth, 01/11/2013]

Last reports we saw claimed this is scheduled to reopen in 2013.

World's Largest Light Bulb - Thomas Edison Menlo Park Museum

Much to my disappointment, the Edison Memorial Tower was surrounded by a gate when I visited today. The good news was that they reached the the threshold of $379,000 in private donations that they needed (by June 30, 2007) so they we will now receive matching funds from the US Mint to repair the tower and build a new museum.

Also, due to recent archaeological resources recovered at the Menlo Park Laboratory site, the site has been evaluated as potentially eligible for designation as a National historic landmark.

[Jennifer Weaver, 07/24/2007]

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