MONROE, N.J. – On November 29, 2017, wrapped in five miles of 50,000 multicolored LEDs and topped with the iconic 9.5 foot 25,000 Swarovski crystal star, the Rockefeller Christmas tree was lit for all to see.
The energy efficient LED lights, supplied by Cooper Electric’s Linden N.J. branch, draw a fraction of the power traditionally required by the tree. The switch to LED reduced energy consumption from 3,510 kwH to 1,297 kwH per day, saving as much energy as the average 2,000 square-foot single family household consumes in a month. Hundreds of solar panels atop one of the Rockefeller buildings also help to power the LEDS, making the tree more energy efficient than ever.
Cooper Electric supplied the electrical material to Tishman Speyer, which was then installed by Atlas Acon Electric Service. To hold everything together, Cooper Electric also supplied 34,000 ft. wire from Southwire, custom streamers, rubber washers, 3M tape, Ilsco splices, and Hubbell plugs and connectors.
The tree, a 75-foot-tall 12-ton Norwegian Spruce from State College, Pennsylvania, will remain lit from 5:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily until it is taken down at 9:00 p.m. on January 7, 2018.Tagged with Cooper Electric, LED, Rockefeller Christmas tree, Sonepar