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.
Currently, both Falls are lit using Xenon light technology. As it undertakes this process, the Board would like to assess what new technologies could be used to enhance or upgrade the existing lighting systems now in place, as well as the potential for improvements in energy efficiency. It has been almost 20 years since the Illumination Board made a major investment in lighting technology. The recent success of events such as the Wallenda Walk, Red Bull Crashed Ice, the Nelson Mandela tribute and the Illumination of the Falls in celebration of the Royal Birth, have shown the tremendous potential increased lighting can provide in showcasing Niagara to visitors from throughout the world.
“The Illumination Board is proud of the role we have played in the tourism industry and of the efforts we have made in creating a lasting impression of Niagara Falls for our visitors,” stated Jim Diodati, Mayor of the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Chair of the Illumination Board. “By undertaking this RFQ, we hope to learn more about what can be done to further shine a positive light on Niagara for all our visitors, so they can truly appreciate the beauty and majesty that is Niagara Falls at night.”