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Nation in Brief / NEW YORK

Saving energy on New Year's Eve

December 31, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

The Times Square New Year's Eve ball is celebrating its centennial by going green.

The centerpiece of the world-famous holiday extravaganza was revamped with 9,576 efficient LED bulbs that use about the same electricity as 10 toasters.

The small light-emitting diodes, created specifically for the event, are more than twice as bright as last year's lights, a mix of more than 600 incandescent and halogen bulbs.

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