Holiday light show
The Christmas light show kicks off on November 21st. One of our neighbors in Stony Brook put on a fantastic light show on their home, one by one, with a programmed chip that connects a radio and a light bulb. They've been putting those light bulbs on the yard, roof, and walls since January of this year for the show. If you've seen this show in person, you'll realize just how great their hard work is. The light of a light bulb that moves as if dancing in various lights and shapes to the music of the radio creates admiration. It was a fabulous show.
Since time immemorial, Christmas trees have been lit with candles. Christmas lights started just like candles. These candles were attached to the tree using wax or pins. The practice began in Germany during the 17th century and over the next 200 or so years; it became an established practice in Germany and spread out into other countries of Eastern Europe.
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb but didn't even light up the Christmas tree. Before electric bulbs were applied to trees, many candle-lit fires and accidents turned a happy Christmas into a nightmare. However, Edson's friend and vice president of Edison's company, the Edison Illuminating Company, Edward H. Johnson, made the first Christmas tree light bulbs in 1882 by hand-wiring red, white, and blue light bulbs with strings.
And In 1895, President Cleveland requested that hundreds of multi-colored electric light bulbs illuminate the White House family Christmas tree. With this, people started paying attention to the Christmas tree light bulbs.
On Christmas Eve 1923, President Calvin Coolidge began the country's celebration of Christmas by lighting the National Christmas Tree with 3,000 electric lights on the Ellipse located south of the White House.
However, it was not until 1903, before full-fledged commercialization, that it was necessary to call in an experienced electrician to install the light bulbs on this Christmas tree, and the procedure was complicated. So, these Christmas light bulb decorations become a kind of exclusive possession and symbol of the wealthy. In 1880/1882, it was Albert Sadacca who saw a future in selling electric Christmas lights. The Sadacca family owned a novelty lighting company. And through their company, the National Outfit Manufacturers Association (NOMA), a trade association, they started selling light bulb sets made for Christmas in earnest. It is an opportunity for commercialization, which means that it is elementary to hang Christmas light bulbs in every household.
You can even decorate the tree with your skill and creativity from house to house and put on a great light show like this. We pay tribute to those who have stepped forward little by little for a better world.
I came home and tried to create a decorative image of the light.
At the beginning of the 19th century, electric lighting appeared , and our days became longer than before. We have enjoyed more and more free from time constraints, such as using the increased time to enjoy hobbies and spend time with our families. This convenience has now developed into an aesthetic function rather than a simple, revealing function.
Like the bible story of three kings who followed the twinkling stars in search of the baby Jesus in the distant past, the sparkling light of hope adorns the tree. Adding a light effect like this to a simple image creates a dreamy and uplifting bright atmosphere.
Myungja Anna Koh