Oznium LEDs Light Up New Star at Rockefeller Center
The most wonderful time of the year is here and cities all over the world, big and small are now full of lights, Christmas trees and all sorts of interesting decorations. New York, one of the most amazing cities in the world is no exception, and boasts some outstanding decorations that can’t be found anywhere else.
There’s an entire story behind the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and since 2007 the wood of this huge tree is transformed into homes for those in need, after the holidays are over. The lumber is donated to Habitat for Humanity, which then turns it into material for building homes. Not only does it makes a wonderful sight during the winter holidays, it also helps people in need of a shelter.
Since 2004 the huge tree from Rockefeller Center had a beautiful decoration on top, but this year it was finally redesigned. And the result is outstanding! The Christmas tree is now topped by a huge star of 9-foot 4-inches in diameter that weighs 900 pounds (408 kg) and has 70 spiky light bulbs covered in no less than 3 MILLION Swarovski crystals all lit by 50,000 LED lights.
This one-of-a-kind star was designed by the renowned architect Daniel Libeskind (designer of World Trade Center Master Plan) and is lit by the LED lights provided by Oznium. The wonderful Christmas tree that has the amazing star on top was brought to the public eye on November 28th, in a beautiful ceremony that included singers, celebrities, and dancers from the New York City Ballet and Radio City’s Rockettes performing the “Christmas Lights” act.
The construction of such a work of art was a long, difficult and tedious process for both Oznium and the architects (our client), but we eventually managed to complete the work in time according to the original plan. All of the LEDs were engineered and built in-house by us, so their quality is exceptional.
The construction involved 4 phases:
- The architects first received the center of the star, which consisted of a huge sphere. They had to manually insert each of our LEDs into position, and make sure that all of the wires are perfectly aligned inside of the giant sphere, so that each LED will work perfectly for the next 40 days. In the city that never sleeps, this Christmas tree & star will shine 24/7.
- After installing each and every one of the LEDs, they had to properly test them and make sure that everything is working perfectly, before assembling the rest of the star.
- After all of the LEDs were mounted and tested, the next step was to assemble each and every one of the 70 spikes of the star. This was also a tedious process, and those who installed them had to be super careful to not destroy any of the fragile Swarovski crystals. Just imagine the cost if one of the spikes were dropped or broken. But luckily they are professionals, and everything went smoothly.
- And finally, after all of the spikes were installed, everything needed to be tested again, to make sure that each spike illuminated perfectly. And as you can see in the image below, the result is outstanding!
The LED product used for the star is a slightly customized 3W, 4000k, aluminum version our 11 mm Flush Mount LED Bolt, a high-quality model produced and sold by Oznium. This LED can be customized in many ways and can be used in a wide variety of places, both indoors and outdoors. It is one of our best-selling products and continues to receive thousands of positive reviews from happy clients.
Oznium is a small American-owned company that designs and produces high quality LEDs. Our professional staff with many years of experience can design custom LED solutions for the needs of all types of clients, big or small. We are very passionate about creative LED applications, and most important of all, we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We work with a large variety of industries and can adapt to any client needs and desires.
When a famous architect collaborates with Swarovski, they must also choose a world-class company for the LED lights. Oznium is proud to be a part of this special project and light up the life of millions of visitors during the holiday season. The amazing star is lit 24/7 and if you’re passing through Manhattan, you can admire this piece of art until January 7th 2019.