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Eiffel Tower to switch to "low power"

September 1 2008

One of the symbols of Paris - Eiffel Tower - will soon cease to shine lights at night. As part of saving electricity, and environmental programs of the EU, the lighting of the tower will operate only during certain hours, and generally cut in half.

Now the Eiffel Tower illuminated for ten minutes at the beginning of every hour to two hours ten minutes at night. However, since September 22 it will be covered only for five minutes, resulting in an annual reduction in the time of lighting towers from 400 to 200 hours.

In addition, September 22, 1920 Thousands of lights installed to illuminate the tower will cease to glow blue, symbolizing the French presidency of the EU. After that, the lamp will be re-radiate a golden color, as happened since 2000. This writes "Pravda.RU.

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