An Efficient New Year January 6, 2012 : 2:09 PM

This year's ball drop in Times Square was a little different:

“Today’s Ball benefits from unmatched investment in LED technology, with its modules lasting about 30,000 hours and using just 22 watts of electricity. This is an 88% reduction in energy use and 573 tons less of CO2 then its previous lighting source. And the same technology being used in the Ball is now available to consumers for use in their homes and businesses.”

Source: Phillips