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Lewis Howard Latimer

Why Latimer Controls? Our name is an homage to the under-recognized American inventor Lewis Latimer. Although Thomas Edison is widely credited with inventing the light bulb, this invention was merely a marvel of science, and was largely confined to use in a laboratory setting. It was not until Lewis Latimer invented and patented the carbon filament that the light bulb became the essential, affordable, and scalable product that we rely on today.


At Latimer Controls, Inc., we hope to continue this legacy by empowering solar energy to become dynamic, reliable, and highly scalable.

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