Times Square New Years Going LED

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This is the last year to watch the dropping of the halogen-lit New Year's Ball in Times Square- it is being replaced by an LED ball. "Beginning in December 2006, Philips will light the New Year's Ball with solid-state or LEDs. LEDs are part of the growing solid-state lighting category, which is set to revolutionize the lighting industry, offering dramatic reductions in both electricity consumption and costs." In the meantime, Philips is auctioning off the bulbs, with the proceeds going to the American Red Cross. You can bid online, and also make New Years Resolutions online, such as resolving never to watch this silly overhyped pseudo-event ever again. ::Philips New Years