In 1878, Edison formed the Edison Electric Light Company in New York City with backers that included J. P. Morgan and the members of the Vanderbilt family. He made the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb on December 31, 1879, in Menlo Park.
Edison was an American inventor and businessman. H invented many different things. He is often referred to as the wizard of Menlo Park. He was one of the first men to create an industrial research laboratory.