New York City will not only be pedal-powering their New Years ball, the ball itself is about 10-20% more energy efficient over last year’s ball. I am beginning to like New York City’s efforts in greening stuff, sorta like San Francisco.
On the side note, my favorite trance DJ Tiesto will be at New York, too bad I will be in San Fran.
PHILIPS LIGHTING provided the new solid state lighting technology for the Ball, resulting in an astounding increase in impact, energy efficiency, and color capabilities. Capable of creating a palette of more than 16 million colors and billions of possible patterns, the 32,256 Philips Luxeon LEDs in this year’s Ball represent more than three times the number of LEDS used last year, to deliver a brighter and more beautiful New Year’s experience than ever before. And this year’s Ball is 10-20% more energy efficient than last year’s already energy-efficient Ball, consuming only the same amount of energy per hour as it would take to operate two traditional home ovens.
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Great easy way to go greener. I’m with you that it is good to see cities becoming more aware of their carbon footprint and making a difference to cut back. With this idea, nobody will notice the difference and at the same time be more energy efficient.
@ Pay to live . Thanks for the comment . It’s just all about being energy efficient in 2009.