Grand Central Terminal Shines, LED-Style

Fifty-nine stars make up one of the most famous constellations in the galaxy, and it can only be seen from New York City.

That constellation is on the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal.  It was originally installed in 1913 and has been renovated several times since.

The 10-watt incandescent bulbs that made the stars shine in 1913 were replaced by fiber optic lights in 1997.  Most recently, the lights have been replaced by LEDs.  According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the new LED constellations will use 60 percent less electricity and save $8,000 a year!

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.