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NIAGARA FALLS – Changed the led light bulbs to be more wonderful

In the daytime, the view is majestical, water cascading nearly 200 feet between the U.S. and Canada. But at night, it’s illuminating beautifully by colorful led bulbs.

A dazzling rainbow of colors from the Canadian side light up the American falls from nearly half a mile away. Tonight, they will be even brighter for they’ve changed the led light bulbs at Niagara Falls.

“It’s a new project in Niagara Falls history tonight,” said Mark Thomas, chairman of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board. 

“We’re eliminating all the dark spots so that you can actually see the whole rim of the falls, the whole curtain of the falls, and we’re gonna add a whole host of colors that you couldn’t get before with our old technology,” he said.

“When you put led lights on these falls, they dazzle,” he added.

 The illumination of the falls started in 1860 to celebrate the Princ of Wales’ visit to Canada. By 1925, the light show became a nightly spectacle -- the lights themselves were even an attraction.

Today, some 20 million people are drawn to them every year.