Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo wrote on social networks that the world landmark will now only be illuminated by until 23:45 — this is the citywide energy saving plan. Thus, at the moment when the last visitor leaves the tower, the light will go out. As a reminder, entry closes at 22:45 pm, exactly one hour before the official closing.
Normally, the tower remained lit until 1 am, and strolling tourists could take pictures of it after midnight.
The new measures will come into effect on Monday, September 23.
“The energy crisis hit Paris like the rest of France. Since 2014, we have invested 10 billion euros in the environment, and now we need to move on to reduce energy consumption by another 10 percent.
By the way, the City Hall did not stop at the Eiffel Tower. The Paris authorities require all municipal buildings, including the Town Hall, to turn off their lights at 10:00 pm sharp.
At the same time, public street lighting throughout the city will remain on, “to continue to provide the safety of the Parisians.
The current lighting system of the Eiffel Tower has been in operation since the 1980s, and the sparkling lights appeared in the 2000s. The tower also has a beacon consisting of four motorized floodlights with a range of 80 km.
In 2019, these four 2,000 W floodlights were replaced with economical LED lights.
Light display will continue to turn on automatically at nightfall.
Paris — is not the only city in Europe to introduce energy saving measures in recent months. In August, Spain imposed strict restrictions on air conditioning in shops and other places, requiring businesses and buildings to maintain temperatures between 15 and 26 degrees and leaving doors and windows closed after 10pm.