Thomas Alva Edison is an American inventor who captured the imagination of the world by inventing products and devices which could be used to enhance every day living. We named our company after Edison because we wanted to use ingenuity in electricity to do great things for people, just like he did.
We take inspiration from many of the things Thomas Edison has done. Although Edison didn’t invent electricity or the incandescent light bulb; he created the first practical incandescent light bulb that could be used by the public. Like Thomas Edison, our company didn’t invent electrical service for homeowners; we are just trying everyday to make it better.
Couple facts about Thomas Edison:
- Teachers said Edison was “addled.” Edison was home schooled by his mother and he said it made all the difference “My mother was the making of me.”
- Edison was partially deaf… and he liked it that way claiming it helped his concentration.
- At 14 years old Edison saved a boy from a runaway boxcar. The boy’s dad was so grateful he showed Edison how to operate a telegraph machine.
- Edison had a mysterious tattoo on his forearm