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More than 6.3 million LEDs (light emitting diodes) represent the four seasons at Nabana no Sato theme park in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture. The park’s illumination lasts until March 11 and covers 26,400 square meters.

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Wow - now that is cool.

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doesn't match with misty morning.

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I love Japan's commitment to energy conservation. I can think of more sustainable ways of appreciating the four seasons.

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Must be nice to have the cash to buy all those LED lights. I've got nothing against light displays but sometimes it just seems to me that things go a wee bit over board here sometimes.

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Let's hope they're not wired in series. If one failed, it would take a very long time to find which...

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So, on the First Anniversary of the Big Quake, the lights go out?! A bit macabre me thinks.

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It's so RADIENT, ;-)

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LOL Jonathan. Yah what Yubaru said, what happened to setsuden?

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The little lights aren't twinkling, Clark...

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Wow, I wouldn't mine seeing it live.

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"What power shortage?"

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LEDs. The future of lighting.

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extraordinary! and as always, art seems to be such a waste, with its sole purpose being only that: beauty. and without doubt, this is truly beautiful

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If you have the chance - get down to this. It is truly amazing. Cold and crowded yes - but awesome.

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Spectacular...yet totally useless.

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Impressive, but "the four seasons" ?

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If an LED is 40mW, then you get a total of 252,000 watts, which would be 360 refrigerators!

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I WOULD be interested in the current draw of that display. It's got to be significant even WITH LEDs. Can you imagine what it would be like if those were incandescents? The heat generated would keep the area snow and ice free all winter long.

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Its as amazingly beautiful as it is an amazingly poor message...unless you are a TEPCO shareholder or IAEA pundit.

Just another example of how demand for electric is high and it MUST be met at all costs, including your baby's birth defects.

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isn't that the way the world looks after having to much to drink after a night out?

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just advertisement for L.E.D.

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Yeah because p.i.s.s all over those people in Tohoku.

Spectacular idiots is more like it.

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what happened to the energy crisis?

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I prefer my natural view with snow on green trees and a beautiful night filled with stars.

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it's not natural

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Looks like Playstation 1 graphics.

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So we went without air conditioning in summer so the fools can do this. Sorry but how pathetic, by the way how exactly does this represent 4 seasons. I've seen better graphics on a Commodore 64.

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I went there last year it was cool

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"Light Pollution"

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So we went without air conditioning in summer so the fools can do this.

Actually, this has nothing to do with that. Surplus generated energy doesn't get stored for use at a later date. If the capacity that's on the grid at any given moment is not completely used, the unused portion is wasted. As long as this light display is not causing a brown-out elsewhere then there's no impact on the energy shortage.

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papigiulioNov. 11, 2011 - 08:41AM JST LOL Jonathan. Yah what Yubaru said, what happened to setsuden?

Been there, done that.

It's in Mie. Why would they be observing setsuden other than as a meaningless gesture as they are in Western Japan and on separate power grid?

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oberstNov. 11, 2011 - 06:01PM JST it's not natural

What tipped you off?

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Not all of Japan is Tohoku and not all of Japan is suffering from the stupidity of Tepco, like Giropon says, Mie prefecture is on a separate electrical grid from us up here in Tokyo, so they can shine and shine up those lights all they want and it will not hurt us here in Tokyo or Tohoku, be nice if they let kids from Ishinomaki, and other areas devastated by the quakes and tsunamis have FREE TOURS, Free stay over in Mie, to bring a bit of joy to the lives of the victims of March 11 though.

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not all of Japan is suffering from the stupidity of Tepco

Yes it is. 44 of the nation's 54 reactors are offline for stress tests, etc. prompted by Tepco's stupdity.

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