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Energy efficient Christmas illumination of the Champs-Elysees

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For the second year the famous Christmas illumination of the Champs-Elysees in Paris is realised with low consumption LEDs. The chosen lamps are ten times more efficient than traditional incandescent light sources, and the lamps have a new extended life expectancy of up to 15,000 hours. This will result in a significantly reduced energy bill for the Champs-Elysees light show - down from 1980 kWh in 2006 to 1000 kWh - that's a total energy saving of up to 70 percent. Additionally, the technology provides a consistent white light, providing exceptional color rendering.
A total of one million lighting points have been used to create a unique lighting scene along the 2.4 km from the Arc de Triomphe to Concorde. More than 415 trees, including for the first time the two rows of trees lining the avenue, will light up to create a 'sparkling forest' effect. The display also includes 300 trees adorned with crystals, which throw off streaks of light. Additionally, a second line of 120 trees in the inner row have be decorated with 30,000 dynamic flashbulbs to represent the 'light fallen from the stars.'

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