The city of Lyons, France, has been successfully illuminated by the aid of the electric light. Two pieces of apparatus were set up, at opposite extremities of the street, upon a frame crossing between the roofs of opposite houses, and so arranged that they sent their beams down the middle of the street. In one street, 550 yards long, it was usual to employ forty gas lights, which were fully replaced by the battery. It is important that the light should come from a greater hight, that it may be more diffused, and less blinding to the sight than it was found to be.
This article was originally published with the title "Electrical Illumination"