Leveraging the New Years bonanza, and millions of viewers, Philips is unveiling a supped up New Years ball in Times Square tomorrow.  It’s composed of 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs, measures 12-feet wide and weighs a mere 11,875 pounds.  It’s twice the size of previous New Years’ balls, produces over 10 million different colors but consumes about 20% less energy than last year’s celebratory ball of light.

Here’s to 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the New Years ball.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."