Eiffel Tower refitted with cost-cutting lights

9th June 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 8 (AFP) - The Eiffel Tower in Paris has had an illuminating makeover designed to cut its yearly running costs by replacing its lights with new ones that use less energy, the company involved in the work said Tuesday.

PARIS, June 8 (AFP) - The Eiffel Tower in Paris has had an illuminating makeover designed to cut its yearly running costs by replacing its lights with new ones that use less energy, the company involved in the work said Tuesday.

The 352 lamps used to show off the girders of the 324-metre (1,070-foot) structure were changed for ones it installed 19 years ago and use 38 percent less electricity, the company, Philips, said.

The lights involved are permanent features of the tower, separate from 20,000 sparkling bulbs added in 2000 and replaced last year that make the monument twinkle for 10 minutes every hour after sunset to 1:00 am.

© AFP

Subject: French news


0 Comments To This Article