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.

[Inhabitat]



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."