Tradition since 1907. Modern LED lighting since 2007.

Millions of us celebrate New Year’s Eve by tuning in to the festivities in Times Square, New York City. We watch the Times Square Ball descend atop One Times Square and bid farewell to the departing year. Resolutions are made, loved ones are kissed, and celebrations go on with renewed joy and hope for the new year. 

Philips is very proud to be the Official Lighting Partner to the Times Square Ball, providing the modern lighting technology that makes this 107 year old tradition a brilliant spectacle to remember. The Times Square Ball is illuminated with 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LED (light emitting diodes) bulbs, grouped in 672 modules of 48 bulbs each. Each module contains 12 red, 12 blue, 12 green, and 12 white LED bulbs and can create a palette of more than 16 million colors and billions of patterns. This is the same technology that makes the Philips LED light bulbs that we use in our homes possible, from hue to SlimStyle, and LED bulbs that sparkle or dim to a soft, warm glow.













The same Philips LED technology that illuminates the Times Square Ball can also brighten your home, with significant energy savings and long life. LED light bulbs are easy, direct replacements for inefficient incandescent bulbs. These bulbs are available in color temperatures from bright, natural daylight to soft, warm light, similar to incandescent bulbs. Dimmable LED bulbs can work with popular dimmers, with some models tuning to a deep warm glow when dimmed. LED candle bulbs with DiamondSpark cast a brilliant sparkle thanks to a revolutionary prism design. If a world of interactive color is your preference, connect your light to your wifi and smartphone with Philips hue personal wireless lighting, and change the way you use light, forever.

The more you dim, the warmer the light. Look for Philips LED bulbs with warm glow dimmable light and experience soft, diffused light and smooth dimming from 2700K to 2200K. Ideal for any room in your home where you want to create a relaxing ambience, including bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. With warm glow dimmable light, you can enjoy the energy-savings of Philips LEDs without sacrificing the look you love.

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How many years does it take to change a light bulb? Our homes have changed radically over the past century. So why do we still use lighting that's based on 19th century technology? Philips hue lighting can change your decor, keep your home safe, help you relax or focus and much, much more. Lighting has changed.

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Love the sparkle of incandescent? Get the look with Philips DiamondSpark LED candles. Several decorative shapes available, in medium and candelabra bases.

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Did you know Philips offers a rebate when you replace your inefficient bulbs with Philips ENERGY STAR® certified LED and CFL bulbs? Download our rebate form and save now on your next purchase, and save later on your energy bills.

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