LEDs power Times Square ball on New Year’s Eve


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LED lighting will again show off its versatility and efficiency as the light source for the ball drop in Times Square on New Year‘s Eve.

In a tradition that started in 1907, a glowing ball will drop to mark the passing into the new year in New York City. Inside the geodesic sphere now used, there are 32,256 individual LED lights behind 2,688 triangles made of Waterford crystal, according Philips, which provides the LEDs.

The aluminum ball itself, which made its debut with LEDs in 2008, is 12 feet in diameter and weighs almost 12,000 pounds.

By using LED rather than the halogens of old, the bulb uses 88 percent less energy. They also enable the creation of different designs in 16 million colors across its surface.

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Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays

Renewable Green Energy for Christmas: Solar LED Xmas Lights


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By Rene Capa

Christmas time is just around the corner and every street and every building will be full of Christmas lights. Now is also the time to think of the Renewable Green Energy and combine the Christmas spirit with the environmental spirit and use Solar LED Christmas lights.

Every conscientious citizen of the world would not want to waste any more energy and most certainly would not want to waste any money on electricity. This is why we would like to introduce to you the solar energy alternative that would power your Xmas lights and make you feel proud for reducing the C02 emissions and contribute to the effort to save the environment. In order for you to understand and capture the whole picture we will explain some basic terminology.

What is solar energy? It is a renewable and green form of energy that comes from the sun. It is called renewable energy because as long as the sun rises every day this form of energy would be available to us. It is at the same time green energy since it is friendly to the environment with zero C02 emissions. In order for solar energy to be useful for the use and powering our Xmas lights it has to be converted to electricity.

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The Benefits of Renewable Energy in Your Home

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Guest Post by Rhian Farnworth

If there was ever a buzzword across the globe that continues to grow in popularity – it’s renewable energy. We all know that it is a necessity for the world to consider how to live without the use of fossil fuels, but how many of us know the benefits that you can get from having renewable energy in the home?
Generating your own energy is the best way of reducing your energy bills over the long-term, and things like solar water heaters are known for providing as much as 80% of hot water needs for businesses and homes.

Financial incentives
It’s no secret that one of the most important reasons why people use renewable energy is because it is going to save money in the long run. Always remember that initial costs can be quite high, but over the years it will lead to huge saving on your current sky high – and rising – bills.
Thinking of your children’s children
It’s something that has perhaps been overused in recent years, but by showing your kids how they can help the environment and save money – you will help your family in the future. There are many renewable energy companies around that can help you to safeguard your future energy bills for you and your family.

Thinking of your children’s children

It’s something that has perhaps been overused in recent years, but by showing your kids how they can help the environment and save money – you will help your family in the future. There are many renewable energy companies around that can help you to safeguard your future energy bills for you and your family.

Create positive energy
Healthy mind, healthy body is a phrase that is often used but it can also be applied to renewable energy as well. There is a growing community across many countries on the globe that are full of generators to harness natural power. Positivity is infectious so get on board with green energy and help the planet.

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Have a Green Christmas

 

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The holidays are a fun and festive time of year. However, they also bring tons of extra garbage, millions of chopped down trees, megawatts of extra power usage, and many expenses to you. Learn to have a lovely holiday season while being kind to the environment and your wallet.
Resource Conservation:

* Make your trash loads lighter, and recycle during the holidays (and all the time). Learn about St. Mary’s County’s single stream recycling at the convenience centers around the county.
* Use old newspapers, maps, or other recycled materials for gift wrapping.
* Collect items like boxes and ribbon all year from various purchases to use for the holiday time.
* Use LED holiday lights.
* Look for holiday cards that are made with recycled paper or send e-cards.
* Give the gift that keeps on giving – a basket of energy efficiency products (CFL light bulbs, motion sensors that turn on lights only when someone is in the room, etc.) will help your friends and loved ones save energy and cash all year long.

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