It takes more than 600 individual LED flood lights and 27 controllers to light the Peace Bridge in Buffalo for people to enjoy as they pass every night or early morning.

The bridge is lit every night from dusk to 1 AM and 5 AM to dawn. It's become quite the attraction and source of pride here in Western New York. Local organizations, benefit groups and sports teams can request the lights be specific for their event. There are now almost 200 nights a year that the Peace Bridge lights signify a cause, including game days for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.

The 630 LED fixtures cost around $15,000 a year to operate

According to our friends at WIVB, Senior Systems Analyst Roger Ripa

That was from day one. That was one of the reasons we wanted to have this — to give the community access to it, and to be able to support the community in that way. It’s just a really exciting thing for the community to be able to see and be proud of,” said Ripa. “It’s an old bridge, and people may taken it for granted over the years, and lighting it up in special ways kind of brings it back into peoples’ minds and gives them something to be proud of again.”

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