GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- The name Brad Boyink might not yet ring a bell, but lakeshore residents likely remember a synchronized light show he created. The Holiday Road light show ran from 2006 to 2012. The display was retired in part because it attracted too many gawkers.
The shows' end, though, led to the invention of a product you may want on your tree this holiday season.
After retiring the light show, Boyink has been working on a product, using skills learned from programming the elaborate light show. "How do I take that experience of what people had outside and bring it into the family living room?" he asked himself.
So far, he's created a company called GeekMyTree and begun selling a product he calls Animated GlowBalls. Boyink says he's bringing tree lighting into the 21st century. "You can go from box to tree and plug it in, and have a show in ten minutes or less," he said.