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Light Matters: War of CurrentsVendor:Avnet | Type:Design GuideThis resource explains the battle between Thomas Edison, a major stakeholder of direct current (DC) power distribution and George Westinghouse, who believed that alternating current (AC) was a superior technology. Westinghouse's AC system which employed pairs of step down transformers, ultimately proved to be the best method for delivering electrical power over long distances. If the dominant artificial light source at that time had been high-brightness LEDs, it's possible Westinghouse would not have won so easily.
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