It has been more than 20 years since significant funds have been used to upgrade the lighting system that lights up Niagara Falls each evening year round.

It was recently announced that the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario will contribute $350.000 towards a $4-million public-private project that will modernize the illumination of the falls.

New technology will be used to provide a maximum of four times the current lighting on the falls as well as allow for more creative programing.

This new lighting will also require minimum maintenance, and use 82 per cent less power than the current zeon lights.

It’s hoped the new project can begin in March of this year.

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board was established in 1925.The board has five shareholders: The Cities of Niagara Falls New York and Ontario, The Niagara Parks Commission, Ontario Power Generation and New York State Parks, Recreation and Heritage Preservation.

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