ANOTHER MYTH shattered!!! ;-)Larry, European light bulbs have always been similar to other incandescents-- well, maybe not the Chinese ones-- so their "lifetime" depended on the AC line voltage they were operated on. In fact, their lifetime varies inversely as 1E12. That is to the 12th power! I ran across this data from GE way back in the '60s.
Ya...I do remember reading quite some time back about a light bulb that's been burning practically since the Earth cooled. I'm assuming this one was probably it.Or Larry maybe your memory came from seeing this one being switched on
1. Ediswan Light Bulb
Year Turned On: 1883
Current Age: 134 years old
Location: Heysham, England