Is there some more primitive material that could replace tungsten in the light bulb?
Taking the tungsten out and replacing it with something more primitive, ideally found in wild.
- RICHARDLv 610 months ago
Yes, but not with the efficiency of tungsten. Tungsten has the highest melting point of any non alloy metal.
There are more efficient materials than tungsten, but they are not primitive.
- RAGHAVENDRANLv 410 months ago
I don't think there is one yet.
- PhilomelLv 710 months ago
Why would you want to replace success? Tungsten seems to be the best overall material for the job. Do you have a problem with tungsten or are you just fishing?
- M.Lv 710 months ago
Read about Thomas Alva Edison and his many experiments with materials for his light bulb.
Tungsten was the best (filament).
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- Anonymous10 months ago
Carbon and lime arcs were used, prior to Edison. Edison simply patented electric light Bulb., Not the Electric Light.
- 異域秦後人Lv 710 months ago
CARBON FILAMENT WAS THE FIRST MADE LIGHT BULB USED AND EASY TO FIND IN NATURE.
- BillLv 710 months ago
In Thomas Edison's early experiments he used carbon, but everyone has used tungsten for a long time because it resists heat and lasts longer than other materials.
- ?Lv 710 months ago
Well, the first bulbs used a carbon filament, such as carbonised paper or bamboo, but they're highly inefficient, and could still only operate without combustion in a vacuum or inert gas. A light bulb isnt really something you can produce in the wild, or with primative technology.
- paul hLv 710 months ago
Early light bulbs by Edison used carbon fiber (basically cotton string that was charred) for the filament but were replaced over time with tungsten that could hold up better to high temps and last longer. You can use the lead/graphite center in a plain pencil and car battery or other power source to create a working light.
- JazSincLv 710 months ago
Take the whole bulb out of the socket and replace it with an LED bulb found in the wilds of your local big home hardware store.