Philips improves LED snowflake efficiency at Saks
Philips has improved the energy efficiency of the LED snowflakes used in the Saks Snowflake Spectacle, and a park in Brooklyn is also using half a million LEDs for its holiday lights.
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Philips Electronics has replaced the snowflake design with 40,400 newly upgraded LEDs to make this year’s spectacle the brightest and most energy-efficient ever. A total of only 2600W of power - the equivalent of just three toaster ovens – is used to illuminate the fifty 8-foot and 20-foot illuminated snow flakes.
Onlookers are entertained by a high-tech snowflake LED-light show choreographed to a modern version of “Carol of the Bells.”
The project required 40,400 LED modules, strung at a length of 13,480 ft., or 2.55 miles, to cover 36 eight- foot diameter and 14 twenty-foot diameter snowflakes.
“The LED system used to create the Saks Snowflake Spectacle is a terrific demonstration of Philips’ innovation in creating sustainable, energy-efficient lighting solutions,” said Govi Rao, Vice President and General Manager of Philips Lighting North America's Solid State Lighting Business. “Philips’ partnership with Saks provides a unique opportunity to showcase our capabilities in a way that can fit simply within consumers’ lifestyle.”
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