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.
Lit at night. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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World's Largest Light Bulb.

World's Largest Light Bulb

After years of darkness, it was turned back on Oct. 24, 2015. 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.

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Light bulb.

World's Largest Light Bulb

Great stop, free. In a neighborhood. There is a small visitors center.

[Lindsay D., 07/28/2017]
Edison Tower

The tower will be re-dedicated in October 2015, after it was resurfaced with new paint and concrete added. Jack Stanley, former curator of the Edison Museum, is gone with a new non-profit in there.

[gary 7, 08/29/2015]

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.

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