‘14’ Makes a Colorful Splash for Times Square New Year’s Eve
On December 17, 2013, 14 Days to New Year’s Eve, the numerals that complete the 2014 Display arrived in Times Square. A Senior (Class of 2014) String Quartet from the Half Hollow Hills School District in Dix Hills, NY serendaded the crowded at the unveliing.
The numerals will be installed atop One Times Square to complete the “2-0-1-4” sign that lights up at midnight to announce the beginning of the New Year at the completion of the Ball Drop. The giant, seven-foot-tall “14” along with a 11-foot, 9-inch tall champagne bottle provided by Moët & Chandon Champagnes, the official champagne of Times Square 2014, are on display at the Times Square Museum & Visitor Center, on 7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets until December 26th.
Philips provides all of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Numerals with advanced, energy-efficient LED bulbs. For the first time this year, the numerals will be illuminated in colors and patterns that can be changed and controlled. Philips’s new hue BR30 LED bulbs will bring an endless array of color to the iconic Numerals. Those in attendance can also learn about the new technology and experience first-hand how the hue bulbs work from a smart device.
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