Philips Turns Time Square Ball Orange to Celebrate Dutch Kings Day

On April 27th, the Netherlands will celebrate King’s Day. Royal Philips today announced that in celebration of King’s Day ¹: it will be lighting up the Time Square Ball in different colours. The Ball will be Orange and then Red/White/Blue – the colours of the Dutch flag – from April the 24th to the 28th.

Philips, which opened its first office in New York City in 1933, has been in North America for over 80 years and is very proud to be the Official Lighting Partner to the Times Square Ball. The Ball is illuminated with 32,256 Philips LEDs, grouped in 672 modules of 48 LEDs each. Each module contains 12 red, 12 blue, 12 green, and 12 white LED bulbs and can create a palette of more than 16 million colours and billions of patterns.

¹ King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27th April, the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander.

24 Apr