Rey L. wrote in, "I was researching the inventor of the fluorescent lamp and I came across your article that states that Agapito Flores was the inventor of the fluorescent lamp. Another article states that Edmund Germer was the inventor of the vapor lamp and the fluorescent lamp. I would like to ask you who really invented the fluorescent lamp?"
Rey, the truth is that both men invented a fluorescent lamp, however, Edmund Germer was first and much more significant. And to make things even more complicated, a fluorescent lamp is a type of mercury vapor lamp and the history of mercury vapor lamps predates Germer. Read my History of Fluorescent Lights