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Benjamin Franklin

In 1752 Benjamin Franklin proved the idea he had that lightning was just a stream of electrified air. Nowadays this phenomenon is called ‘plasma.’

Next came Michael Faraday, who, in the early 19th century discovered that one could create electricity from a magnet moving inside a coil. Faraday is often called the ‘father of electricity’ and can be credited with creating the first electric motor.

Then, at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th huge steps were taken, especially by the great inventor Thomas Alva Edison, who created the very first practical light bulb, literally changing night into day and revolutionizing the way we live as a society and as individuals.

Today electricity is brought into our homes by power providers such as IDT Energy. Companies like IDT Energy and others help us live in comfort and safety at affordable prices and convenience.