Thank you for your reply! I however, still am not completely clear.
If the electrons' drift velocity is low, how is the current moving so fast?
Aren't electrons supposed to carry charge and therefore current themselves?
I was just reading about drift speed and I read that the speed is about 10^-4m/s. It then struck me that if electricity is carried by electrons, then in a given circuit, how is the light bulb lighting up so quickly when according to my calculations the time taken to travel 0.5 metres for...