Lynn Owens is the former division chief for the Livermore Fire Department and Light Bulb Centennial chairman.
: Nobody knows how it's possible - it is a 60 watt bulb and it's only turned on to about four watts but nobody knows why it keeps burning.
We've had scientists from all over the country look at this light bulb.
BARBARA MILLER: Lynn Owens
says the little light, now a curiosity, initially had a much more important role to play in town life.
: It was used as a night light so that when the fire bell rang and the volunteers came in to the get the equipment, instead of going into a completely dark building there would be a little light shining, it would be a lot safer for them to get their kerosene lanterns lit and to get their equipment.