Must know facts about electricity

Electricity is paramount to our modern way of living. We need it to help warm our homes, to cook our food and to provide our light as well as allowing us to entertain ourselves with the latest TV program and to go about our daily work. There are times when problems can occur with our electricity supply or with an electrical appliance in our home or place of work. This is when you should contact an Electrician Essex way. It is important that you always consult with a professional on matters relating to electricity, like SM Electrical Electricians in Essex

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Here are some interesting facts about electricity that you may not know.

  • Michael Faraday is thought to be the British scientist that first discovered the generation of electricity in the 1820s and 1830s. The method of generating electricity by the moving of a loop of wire or a copper disc between the two poles of a magnet is still used today.
  • By 1879 Britain was home to the first street in the entire world that was lit by electric light bulbs. This was Mosley Street in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Thomas Edison is the person who built the first power plant with a Power Station in New York in 1882 which generated and sent power to 85 different buildings in the area.

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  • Although we think of the electric car being a relatively modern design idea, the first electric car that successfully ran was actually created in 1891 by William Morrison who was an American inventor.