An impressive New Year’s LED light show can help make New Year celebrations festive and energy efficient around the world.
New Year’s celebrations in cities across the globe are colorful and a site to see. For many, they are a vibrant way to kick-off the new year and celebrate the closing of an old year. We’ve compiled a list for you of our favorites cities that host spectacular LED shows for New Years.
New York City’s New Year’s LED light show
The big apple has two well-known New Year’s light shows that take advantage of the versatility and efficiency of LED lights. The Ball Drop in Times Square is one of the most well-known and well-loved New Year’s tradition. The sphere is 12 feet in diameter and weighing in at nearly 12,000 pounds, is covered in 32,256 LED lights. Thousands flock to Times Square to watch the ball drop every year and millions more watch from home.
The Empire State Building is also known for doing occasional light displays for holidays and special events, and in 2012, the building made the switch to LED lights. The installation typically takes 6 months to complete and uses thousands of LED lights. That year, the display was five to eight times brighter than previous displays and used 73 percent less energy than previous displays.
Paris’ New Year’s LED light show
Unlike many other cities around the globe, you won’t find any fireworks in Paris when the clock strikes midnight one New Years. Instead, the Eiffel Tower is lit up in an impressive LED light show. The iconic structure is transformed into a sparkling spectacle of light, and visitors can gaze up at the LED light show from under the base of the tower until 11 p.m. or from a distance until 1 a.m.
London’s New Year’s LED light show
London is known for it’s New Year’s fireworks display along the Themes. Equally iconic is the London Eye, illuminated by thousands of LED lights. Every year the display is used to celebrate the new year and to encourage the public to continue decreasing the carbon footprinting, especially through the use of LEDs.