A $4 million lighting makeover will be unveiled on Thursday evening at Niagara Falls.
The new energy-efficient LED lighting will provide brighter and more robust colour than the halogen technology that’s been used for the past 20 years.
David Adames, the Niagara Parks Commission’s Chief Operating Officer, promises more than twice the old lighting levels on the falls, including “all colours of the spectrum”.
He adds that technological advancements are allowing them to get past some challenging conditions, which include “shooting light over 22 hundred feet in some cases” and “shooting light through all four seasons”.
The previous xenon spotlights, which emanate from banks of spotlights on the Canadian side, had difficulty cutting through the mist.
The Winter Festival of Lights is also underway for a 34th year in Niagara Falls.