Times Square Sign Uses 12 Million LEDs

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"The sign's statistics are almost unimaginable: 16 miles of electrical cable; six miles of structural steel; half a million nuts and bolts." —Design News

From Design News

It stretches to a height of 340 ft, wraps around three sides of New York City's One Times Square building and takes up about as much space as 60 regular-sized billboards.

And, oh, it uses 12 million light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Yes, LEDs — those miniscule lamps commonly used in big screen TVs and Christmas lights. But here, they're illuminating an electronic billboard that covers nearly 16,000 sq ft.

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