There were many important inventors in the 19 th century such as Humphry Davy whole is known for inventing the first electric light. Also Ben Franklin was another important inventor in the 19 th century, who is known for Experimenting with electricity. But the most important inventor of the 19 th century is Thomas Edison who is known for making the first working light bulb.
Before the light bulb was invented in 1878, everyone used candles to light up their homes. Once the light bulb was successfully invented everyone, who could afford them, started to make the change to light bulbs because they made brighter light and they were safer.