December 15, 11:00 am - December 16, 1:00 pm
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The "17" will make its grand entrance in Times Square on December 15, marking almost two weeks to go before New Year's Eve 2017.
Two giant, seven-foot-tall numerals – the “1” and “7” in 2-0-1-7 – will arrive in Times Square on Thursday, December 15 at 11 am for a public unveiling and lighting. After their stay in the plazas, the famous numerals will finish their journey to One Times Square to become part of the "2-0-1-7" sign that will light up at midnight on December 31.
With just 16 days left of 2016, visitors to Times Square count down to the new year by getting their photo taken up close with the numerals throughout the day!
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 2017 marks the 17th 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 “17” is illuminated by the same Philips’ outdoor rated BR30 LED bulbs that are available to consumers everywhere Philips lighting is sold.
Each giant New Year’s Numeral “2-0-1-7” will stand 7 feet high.
The four numerals use a total of 496 9-watt energy efficient Philips LED bulbs. The numeral “2” contains 145 bulbs, the "0" contains 164 bulbs, the numeral “1" contains 72 bulbs, and the numeral “7” contains 115 bulbs.
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Photo Credit: Countdown Entertainment