Edison, New Jersey: World's Largest Light Bulb

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Edison Museum and Memorial Tower

Address:
37 Christie St., Edison, NJ
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Lit at night. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
732-549-3299
Admission:
Donation
RA Rates:
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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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World's Largest Light Bulb at night.

World's Largest Light Bulb

I don't recall when I learned that Edison, New Jersey was named for Thomas Edison. Today I had the opportunity to stop by and check out this monument with a giant light bulb on top. I only wish the museum was open so I could've gone inside the monument and the museum.

[Roadtrip18, 10/21/2021]

Thanks for going back after dark for the more rewarding night view!

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??


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