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.