Tag: Niagara Falls Illumination Board

    ‘They’re more sharp’: Tourists take in new lights on falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    For longtime Niagara Falls visitor Chris Endres, it was like looking at the falls with a new glasses.

    They were brighter. Clearer. Better.

    Like several other tourists Saturday night, he had come to check out the falls in a better light. Four million dollars worth of better lights, actually.

    On Thursday, the bi-national Niagara Falls Illumination Board unveiled the first new lighting system for the falls in 20 years. Using 100 panels of LED lights, the new system provides twice the power of the old Xenon spotlights while using about 60 percent less energy.

    The new system was unveiled during a lighting ceremony Thursday, and two nights later tourists were bedazzled by the change.

    Lighting ceremony Dec. 1

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will officially unveil its enhanced falls illumination project at a lighting ceremony, Dec. 1.

    The $4-million revitalization project uses the latest technology to light the Horseshoe and American Falls.

    The new system will provide twice the current lighting levels and allow for a full palette of colour combinations that wasn’t available in the past.

    Illumination board to seek funding for lighting upgrade

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is looking to the community for help to revitalize lighting of the Horseshoe and American falls.

    The last update to the lighting system came 20 years ago when the current Xenon lighting system was installed.

    Following a thorough Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process in 2014 and 2015, a proponent was selected and has showcased a new LED lighting technology can provide to improve the overall illumination of the falls. Proposed upgrades include more than twice the current lighting levels being achieved, with a broader colour spectrum and greater energy efficiency with less maintenance being required. The new lighting, which would cost $3.5 million, will also save on energy costs to the tune of 48 per cent.

    Niagara Falls Illumination Board Shines Spotlight on Niagara Falls

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    From a PR Newswire press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

    As part of its ongoing role to support the destination and promote increased visitation to the region, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), to investigate new lighting technology and capabilities to improve the overall illumination of both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls.

    That’s kind of cool. I wonder if there will be some fancy new lighting system in place in the future…

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