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Times Square Ball Goes 'Green'

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NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2007 -- In the New Year's spirit of "out with the old, in with the new," the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball will be lit exclusively by LED bulbs. The "green" technology incorporated into the energy-efficient ball will result in it being twice as bright as in previous years but using the power equivalent of a single oven. The new Times Square New Year's Eve Ball, lit for the first time by all solid-state lighting, is more than twice as bright as the balls of previous years and capable of creating more than 16 million colors in billons of patterns. (Image: Times Square Alliance)  The 1415-lb ball...Read full article

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