Electric Light Quotes (2 quotes)
In 1891, during the Presidency of William Henry Harrison [Benjamin Harrison], electric lights were first installed in the White House, the residence of the leaders of our country. At that time, commercial electricity was not economically feasible, but President Harrison wanted to affirm his confidence in the technological capability of our country.
The next difficulty is in the economical production of small lights by electricity. This is what is commonly meant by the phrase, dividing the electric light. Up to the present time, and including Mr. Edisons latest experiments, it appears that this involves an immense loss of efficiency. Next comes the difficulty of distributing on any large scale the immense electric currents which would be needed.