How it all began
The unique history of lighting doesn’t begin with fixtures like Seagull Lighting pendants. Since the invention of the first functioning light bulb in 1879, lighting has played a vital role in our daily living. Our use of lighting is so second nature that many of us now take for granted what was a revolutionary invention only decades earlier. Since the invention of the bulb, our use of lighting, along with the types of lighting we use, has evolved as fast as our lifestyles. After the lightbulb went into production in 1890, tungsten filament was invented, making the bulb more efficient. In the 1920s, frosted light bulbs were invented, along with adjustable bulbs for vehicles. Neon lighting was also invented that year. In the 1930s, the fluorescent tanning lamp as well as single use flash bulbs came to be. The 1940s brought the invention of soft light incandescent light bulbs, adding a new measure of comfort to your lighting and decor. During the 1950s, halogen light bulbs were introduced and produced for the public. It wasn’t until the 1990s that compact fluorescent light bulbs were produced. These bulbs were well known for their energy efficiency and were widely accepted and used. They were the main source of lighting in many households until the 2000s, when LED were perfected and started to dominate the lighting market.