Urban night lighting shows the unique charm of urban night light environment and beautifies the city.
With the rapid development of urban economy and the improvement of people"s aesthetic awareness, urban landscape lighting has become an indispensable part of urban planning.
As an important part of urban planning and construction, urban night lighting reflects not only the degree of economic prosperity of a city, but also the cultural temperament and civilization of the city. It has been paid more and more attention by various departments and all walks of life.
People create cities, cities are also carriers of people"s activities; people dress up and design cities according to their own wishes, cities are also telling people their stories in their own language. Man is the man of the city, and the city is the man"s city!
Although there is no way to verify the starting age of night scene lighting in China, there were primitive embryonic forms as early as the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, such as the record of "Every State"s Events, Together Cemeteries and Candles" in Zhou Ji Qiu Guan. Meanwhile, the custom of viewing lanterns on the 15th Lantern Festival of the first lunar month also began in the Han Dynasty, flourished in the Tang Dynasty and flourished in the Song Dynasty. A variety of colorful lights were hung at the lantern-watching rally, and the lights were brilliant. Li Shangyin of the Tang Dynasty said in his poem "I wish I could see the lights in Beijing on the fifteenth night of the first lunar month": "The moonlight is all over the emperor"s capital, the fragrant cars are all in the pass". Bai Juyi"s poem "The lights are all around the city, and the stars and rivers are in the middle of the water" all reflects that the Tang Dynasty"s Lantern Festival and the city"s night scenery already have a considerable scale. Xin Qiji"s poems Qingyu Case Yuanxi in the Song Dynasty also depicted the grand occasion of Lantern viewing on the Lantern Festival at that time, describing the lively scene of brilliant lights, singing and dancing. Especially the last sentence, "Looking for him in the crowd, suddenly looking back, that person is in, the lights fade away", is a well-known, long-lasting famous sentence. Thus, our country has a long history of night lantern culture.
Since Edison invented the first tungsten filament incandescent lamp in 1879, lighting technology has entered a new era. Especially on July 26, 1882, at 7:00 p.m., China"s first electric lamp was lit in Shanghai, which was an important moment in the history of Shanghai civilization and Chinese electric lamp. Lighting technology has changed from traditional lighting to modern electrical lighting, and entered a new era, which provides a new platform and opportunity for modern urban night lighting.
Lighting brings people a sustained and stable light. People gradually begin to pursue the promotion of spiritual culture. Urban landscape lighting enables people to walk out of their homes at night, gather in parks or take a walk, or square dance, or enjoy urban night scenery. After 2008, the rapid construction of urban landscape lighting in China has also increased a lot of night leisure space for the people. Let people go shopping at night, watch movies, eat supper and other night activities, which has changed the life trajectory of sunset for thousands of years.