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BEACON is a 12-foot-tall steel, LED interactive sculpture inspired by African American inventor Lewis H. Latimer's 1880s patent drawings for the electric lamp and manufacturing of the carbon filament in the incandescent bulb created by artist Shervone Nec
Lewis Latimer 1880s Patents

BEACON Public Art Installation is inspired by American inventor and pioneer electrical engineer, Lewis H. Latimer's 1881 patent for the electric lamp & 1882 patent for the process of manufacturing carbon filament in the incandescent lightbulb.