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    Times Square ball goes green

    The Times Square New Year's Eve ball is celebrating its centennial by going green.

    The star of the world-famous holiday extravaganza was revamped this year with 9,576 energy-efficient bulbs that use about the same amount of electricity as 10 toasters.

    Philips Lighting, which created the light-emitting diodes, or LED bulbs, specifically for the event, says they are smaller but more than twice as bright as last year's lights, which were a mix of more than 600 incandescent and halogen bulbs. And the new lights can create more than 16 million colors for a kaleidoscope of hues against the 672 Waterford Crystal triangles.

    Picture of the ball and the rest of the story at link:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071230/...Ba0OYmNois0NUE


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    It's about time.
    Happy New Year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
    The Times Square New Year's Eve ball is celebrating its centennial by going green.

    The star of the world-famous holiday extravaganza was revamped this year with 9,576 energy-efficient bulbs that use about the same amount of electricity as 10 toasters.

    Philips Lighting, which created the light-emitting diodes, or LED bulbs, specifically for the event, says they are smaller but more than twice as bright as last year's lights, which were a mix of more than 600 incandescent and halogen bulbs. And the new lights can create more than 16 million colors for a kaleidoscope of hues against the 672 Waterford Crystal triangles.

    Picture of the ball and the rest of the story at link:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071230/...Ba0OYmNois0NUE
    W00t Dark Knight!. That is very good and looks great.

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    Oops, didn't see this till now.

    I think the new NYE ball is gorgeous!



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