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Illumination & Displays

Times Square Sign Uses 12 Million LEDs

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

Full story from Design News.