What Christmas is complete without a giant spinning illuminated star? This one is the largest in the world and just happens to be made up of LED lights, allowing it to use the same amount of energy as a common hairdryer! The revolving LED superstar was designed and built by Siemens and is currently mesmerizing viewers in Munich. Check out our amazing pics of this brightly lit installation with 9,000 LED lights spinning away into the night.
Developed in the last 12 months by Siemens and Munich multimedia artist Michael Pendry, the Christmas Star puts out the eco-lighting equivalent of 20,000 candelas. Pendry convinced both Siemens and the Stadtwerke München (Munich City Utilities) to let him install this art piece on one of the utilities’ wind turbines. Each 30 meter blade holds 3,000 LED lights and when it rotates, the blades turn into a dazzling display of light.
The city of Munich will keep up the Christmas Star until the Day of Ephiphany on Januray 6, 2010, which is the last official day of the Christmas season. The Star can be seen every day from 4:30 p.m. to midnight and from 4:53 a.m. to 8 a.m.