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One of the biggest energy consumers can be those huge gorgeous chandeliers hanging in hotels, theaters and entertainment venues. Could LED chandeliers be an greener answer to big room-dominating lighting? Recently Meyda Tiffany installed the world's largest LED free-hanging chandelier at the Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica, New York. The Stanley Chandelier put out illumination equivalent to 720 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, but only uses power equivalent to 11 100-watt incandescent light bulbs for an energy savings of 98.5% .
The chandelier weighs 6,500 pounds and is 35 feet in diameter. It is made of steel, blown-glass and acrylic and is decorated with hand-painted blue and red glass diamonds that match the other lighting fixtures in the theater. The life expectancy of the LED is 50 years based on the Stanley's average reported usage.
Gallery: Largest LED Chandelier