Showcase: Prospect Park March 18, 2015 16:09

The Project
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg flipped the switch on November 27, 2006 to officially light Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in a scintillating simulation of snow cover; he welcomed New York City to a new era of LED-powered energy efficiency. At 585 acres, Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s elegant and expansive answer to Central Park.

In 2006, the Prospect Park Alliance created the Prospect Park in Lights project, funded by a donation to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City from the New York Daily News. Engineered by Carla White and Jim Conti, an Associate Professor of Interior Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, this large-scale LED lighting project encompassed four of Prospect Park's entrances and used almost 600,000 LEDs.

LED Waves’ Involvement
We designed and produced every inch of custom net and string LED lighting for the Alliance's ambitious project. Chosen for their low-energy consumption and crystalline shimmer, the custom-made LED lights blanketed four of the park’s entrances through January 7, 2007 — a blue and white spectacle of LED icicles!


  • Project Manager: Carla White
  • Lighting Designer: Jim Conti
  • LED Source: Light Waves Concept
  • Installation: Bestek Lighting & Staging