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To develop this system, Edison depended in part upon existing gas lighting systems. He  copied the distribution system of gas lighting, which was dependent upon a central  power source. During the early 1880s, he set about the complicated research work of  developing a system that would light many lamps all at once, without causing electrical  fires or damage. This required painstaking work on everything from wire insulators to  junction boxes and underground wire mains. His first generators, the "long-waisted Mary  Ann" and the "jumbo" weighed hundreds of pounds and produced, in modern terms,  only about 100 kilowatts. Edison's first practical electrical lighting system was established in 1882, on Pearl Street  in New York City. It was a central system, designed to provide light to everyone in the  area using six "jumbo" generators. On September 4, 1882, the first day of operations at 
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