How did People Light their Homes before Light Bulbs?

How did People Light their Homes before Light Bulbs?

Did you know … Flipping a switch on the wall causes a light to come on in our houses. We usually don’t even think about the lights until a light bulb burns out or a storm takes down the electricity. When the whole house goes dark, we might wonder what the early settlers did to light up their homes. Candlelight Many people made their own candles by dipping a wick into melted wax made from whale oil, beeswax, or tallow (a type of animal fat.) Candles were placed in candleholders and placed on tables around the room to provide light for cooking, cleaning, reading, or working. Candelabras, a candleholder holding many candles, provided a much stronger light than a single candle. Oil lamps A central burner holding a lighting fuel such as olive oil, beeswax, or...

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