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Philips lights up the Times Square Ball & 2016 numerals


Let’s ring in the new year with some fun facts about the Times Square Ball. Did you know…

…that it takes 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs to illuminate the Times Square Ball?
Times Square
…that the Times Square Ball travels 141 feet in 60 seconds?

…that the Times Square Ball is capable of creating a palette of more than 16 million vibrant colors and billions of patterns, just like Philips Hue?
Times Square
…that the four numerals (2016) use a total of 516, 9W energy efficient Philips BR30 LED bulbs.