Why does the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night?

The system consists of 20,000 yellow and orange sodium light bulbs, that highlight the tower structure of the tower and its activated by sensors that detect when the sun is going down.

How often does the Eiffel Tower twinkle?

The sparkles: every evening after dusk for 5 minutes at the beginning of each hour. As the lights are switched off at 11.45pm, they will sparkle for the last time at 11pm.

Why does the Eiffel Tower sparkle every night?

Why is the Eiffel Tower always flashing?

This beacon resonates the image of Gustave Eiffel's Tower itself as a universal and symbolic landmark. The sparkling lights are superimposed over the golden lighting, they bring the monument to life for 5 minutes every hour on the hour once the Tower has been lit up.

How long has the Eiffel Tower been sparkling at night?

Wrapped in its golden splendor, the Eiffel Tower's lighting is sublimated by this sparkling. Since the year 2000, the lights have sparkled on the hour for five minutes from nightfall until 1am (if night falls at 7.40pm, the lights sparkle first at 8pm).

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