TQ0059 : Street lights in Victoria Way

taken 5 months ago, near to Woking, Surrey, Great Britain

Street lights in Victoria Way
Street lights in Victoria Way
Road lighting predates the earliest cars by thousands of years. In the 5th century BC, people in Beijing used bamboo pipes to harness and lead natural gas from volcano leaks to their communities which they then used to ignite lamps that lit up their thoroughfares at night. 1417 marked the first organized public street lighting system in London. Its mayor, Sir Henry Barton, ordered people to place oil lanterns outside their homes at night during the winter. In 1802, William Murdoch invented the first coal-ignited gas lighting system and in 1879 Paris produced the world’s first electric streetlight system. A year later, Thomas Edison introduced the first carbon-thread incandescent lamp. By 1965 most systems used high-pressure sodium (HID) lamps. Today, street lighting commonly uses high-intensity discharge lamps. Milan, Italy is the first major city to have entirely switched to LED lighting

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TQ0059, 135 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 30 December, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 December, 2021
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 006 591 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.3266N 0:33.4193W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 007 591
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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