Who originally came up with the idea of electric Christmas tree lights?
– Alexander Graham Bell’s son
– Nikolai Tesla’s electrician
– Thomas Edison’s assistant
– Charles Dickens’ barber
Before the advent of strands of electric Christmas lights, families would illuminate their Christmas trees with candles. This practice fostered many a home fire. In 1882, Edward H. Johnson, Thomas Edison’s longtime assistant and friend, put together the first string of electric lights for stringing around a Christmas tree. Though Edison had fashioned a string of lights together in 1880 for display strand around the outside of his Menlo Park laboratory, Johnson’s version was specifically for the Christmas tree, and the rest is history. Source: LOC.gov