New Year’s Eve Numerals Arrive In Times Square For “15” Minutes Of Fame
The giant, seven-foot-tall “15” arrived on a flatbed truck on 46th Street and Broadway on Tuesday, December 16 at 11 a.m. The famous numerals were carefully unloaded and brought onto the streets of Times Square for a public unveiling and lighting. Members of the public then had the opportunity to get their photo taken up close with the numerals until 2 p.m., at which time the numerals were brought to the top of One Times Square, where they will rest for a few days before completing the “2-0-1-5” sign that lights up at midnight, December 31, to announce the beginning of the New Year at the completion of the Ball Drop.
Philips, the global leader in lighting, provides all of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Numerals with advanced, energy-efficient LED bulbs. New Year’s 2015 marks the 15th consecutive year that Philips Lighting has served as the official lighting partner to the world-famous Times Square New Year’s Eve – produced by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment. Like the “20,” the “15” is illuminated by the same Philips’ outdoor rated BR30 LED bulbs that are available to consumers everywhere Philips lighting is sold.
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