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Niagara Falls - Illuminated Attractions

To see the Niagara Falls illuminated at night is like leaving in the dream. You have to experience it in order to fully understand this description.

Niagara Falls - Illuminated Attractions 

The first large attempt to illuminate Niagara Falls at night was during the visit in 1860 of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII of England. This was before the age of electricity, so what were known as bengal Lights were placed below the cliff across from the American Falls, beside the Horseshoe Falls and behind the Cataract itself.

In 1925 twenty four great carbon arc lamps were turned on producing 1,320,000,000 candlepower. Than in 1955 after long investigation and much comparison, 24 new carbon arc lights were ordered producing 4,220,000,000 candlepower and cost $153,000.

Today, the Falls receives funding from both sides of the border, to ensure nightly, year-round illumination.

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Niagara Falls - Illuminated Attractions

Niagara Falls - Illuminated Attractions

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