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Times Square ball goes green

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Dark Knight, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    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/ap_on_re_us/ball_drop_test;_ylt=AjZH.OievYWuUqBa0OYmNois0NUE
     
  2. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    It's about time. :woohoo:
    Happy New Year!
     
  3. montana_16

    montana_16 Active Member

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    W00t Dark Knight!. That is very good and looks great.
     
  4. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Oops, didn't see this till now.

    I think the new NYE ball is gorgeous!
     

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