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To save energy, the lights that make the Eiffel tower sparkle at night will not be on for more than an hour.

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Paris's town hall will announce Tuesday that the iconic French structure will be darkened at 11:45 pm instead of 1 am. 

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Journal Du Dimanche reported the measure earlier. 

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Jean-Francois Martins (president of SETE), stated in a statement that 

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"It's an eminently symbolic gesture to participate in increasing awareness about the necessity to save energy." 

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According to the Societe d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, 

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lighting the iron structure at night accounts for 4% of its annual energy consumption.