Thanks to reader Kc for giving us the link to a great article about the new LED version of the venerable Times Square New Years Eve ball.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the New Years Eve ball and the ball has been completely redone by Waterford Crystal and has been updated with a brand new, sophisticated LED lighting system by Philips Lighting. Philips has replaced the 600 incandescent light bulbs and halogen bulbs with 9,576 Luxeon LEDs to give us all a New Years Eve ball that is brighter and way more energy efficient. Another benefit, provided by Focus Lighting, is that the LEDs are now under better computer control and can produce millions of colors and changing patterns of light never before possible with traditional lighting.
Anyrate, click here to check out the article, it’s well worth it. There is a brief history of the Times Square New Years Eve Ball and also a video of the New Ball.
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