It has become tradition for countries all around the world to see in New Year’s Day with an impressive exhibition of fireworks. This year, Taiwan is going one better and showcasing a vibrant LED lighting display to celebrate the start of 2019.
The festivities will take place in Taiwan’s capital Taipei, and visitors will be able to see the magnificent spectacle at the city’s skyscraper, Taipei 101.
According to Focus Taiwan, the display will continue for six minutes, with 14,000 LED lights and 16,000 fireworks being used for the showcase.
Taipei Financial Center Corp, which owns the building, confirmed the event, which is expected to last a minute longer than last year’s, despite the same number of LEDs and fireworks being utilised.
Taiwain initially decided to use LED lights in 2017, in an attempt to reduce the number of fireworks being let off on New Year’s Eve to cut air pollution in the country.
It managed to scale down its fireworks from 30,000 in 2016 to 16,000 last year by introducing a T-Pad wall on the exterior of the Taipei 101 tower.
The news provider reported that over 140,000 LED lights were used to cover the building from the 35th to the 90th floor, with the spectacle receiving positive feedback from the public. So much so that the company has decided to do it again, with plans for the New Year’s Eve show to be unveiled next month.
Among the best firework displays that took place last year were those in London. As Big Ben struck midnight, more than 10,000 fireworks were used during the 12-minute display, showering the city’s skyline in colour.
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