When was household electricity invented?

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In 1882 Edison helped form the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of New York, which brought electric light to parts of Manhattan. But progress was slow. Most Americans still lit their homes with gas light and candles for another fifty years. Only in 1925 did half of all homes in the U.S. have electric power.

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1926: First National Grid was introduced Electricity Supply Act ñ the first National Grid was introduced. 1930-40s: Hydro-electric power stations Hydro-electric power stations were built in Scotland and Wales, but the majority of electricity generation was from burning coal. 1930-40s: Electrical household appliances introduced

The invention of electricity as we know it today dates back to a series of innovations or discoveries mainly back into the 1800’s. There were several key observations starting with static electricity as of 600 BC.

The first large scale hydroelectric generators in the USA were installed in 1895 at Niagara Falls and provided electricity to Buffalo, New York, via power transmission lines. A statue of Nikola Tesla stands today at Goat Island, Niagara Falls, New York, in tribute to his contributions.

On 29 December 1881, The Times described the electric lighting as superior, visually, to gaslight. The first private residence, other than the inventor's, lit by the new incandescent lamp was that of his friend, Sir William Armstrong at Cragside, near Rothbury, Northumberland. Swan personally supervised the installation there in December 1880.

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