Probably more than one if we’re talking about the the new energy efficient bulbs being installed on the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s estimated that the new bulbs will save a whopping 24 tons of greenhouse gases per year.
Not to be outdone, the Rockerfeller Center Christmas tree this year will be illuminated with30,000 sparkling LEDs (that’s Light Emitting Diodes if you were away from school that day…).
This is all worhy stuff, but I hope it doesn’t lead to a general decline of glamourous lights in Gotham. Forget the great works of art and literarure. I seriously reckon that a zenith of our species’ time so far on this terrestrial rock is the Manhattan skyline after dark.