Monday, December 31, 2007

When the Ball Drops Tonight . . .

LEDs on NY Times Square BallPhotograph from Ecotality.com

The lights will be brighter when the ball drops tonight on the 100th New Year's celebration in Times Square. The light ball will be much more energy efficient as well. The 6 foot ball weighs about 1,100 pounds and will use the same amount of electricity as 10 toasters.

The new NY Times Square ball is covered with 9,576 light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The LEDs are more than twice as bright as the bulbs they replaced, increasing the brightness to more than 625,000 lumens.


7 comments:

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Music By Day said...

Have a wonderful 2008 to you and your lovely family!

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cool information. thank you for sharing it with us. Wishing you a lot of success and happiness in 2008. have a great day:)

Jackie said...

Wishing you a happy New Year.

Hopefully people think more and more this year about wasted energy.

Jeremy Hobbs said...

Now to do something about the countless amount of energy wasted on things going on around the ball?

It was a nice 'token' gesture, but a much bigger deal has been made about it than was required.

Great article though, and a beautiful picture. Happy New Year!

Cuban Cigars said...

That it a lot of LED's ! WOW ! Happy New Year !

CyberCelt said...

Happy New Year, Y'all. May you each prosper in 2008.

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