SOURCE: Light Waves Concept

November 29, 2006 13:12 ET

Light Waves Concept Gives the Gift of Light to Brooklyn's Historic Prospect Park for 100th Year Anniversary

BROOKLYN, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2006 -- Brooklyn was radiant with smiles and light when Light Waves Concept, Inc. used half a million LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) to illuminate Prospect Park's four entrances on the November 27th inaugural ceremony of "Prospect Park in Lights," to celebrate the park's 100th Anniversary.

With the help of Mortimer B. Zuckerman's daughter Abigail, Mayor Bloomberg pulled the switch lighting up more than 600,000 lights on the park's main entrance at Grand Army Plaza, Bartel-Pritchard Circle, the Park Circle entrance, and the pergolas at the Park Side and Ocean Avenues entrance; just in time for the holiday season. Zuckerman, chairman and publisher of the Daily News, helped fund the light installations; giving the perfect holiday present to the vibrant borough.

It was a dramatic climax to the night's festivities which included Brooklyn performers and hot chocolate. The wide array of interchanging colored LEDs throughout the park impressed the large crowd of proud Brooklynites, who exclaimed and applauded with approval.

"The installations reflect the holiday spirit as well as the diversity and exuberance of Brooklyn and its residents," said Joel Slavis, CEO of Light Waves Concept, who befittingly was born and raised in Brooklyn.

Using advanced technology, Light Waves Concept teamed up with Lighting Designer Jim Conti to custom design the LEDs to meet the park's specific needs for the winter season.

The lights will be up from November 27th through January 7th, 2007, enough time for all of New York to see what joy lights can bring this holiday season.