An efficient domain adaptation scheme is presented in this paper for nighttime pedestrian detection using Faster R-CNN. First, we adopt Fourier domain adaptation on training data by replacing low-frequency spectrum of source data (RGB images) with that of target data (infrared images). Such approach is more efficient compared with existing state-of-the-art methods of domain adaptation for object detection, as it does not require adversarial learning, or adding extra components to the Faster R-CNN. In addition, a simple preprocessing of intensity scaling is empirically selected among several image enhancement algorithms for testing data. Experimental results demonstrate that performance improvements of up to 30% and 10% can be achieved with the above processes for training data and testing data, respectively, for an indoor scene with poor illumination condition (while other processes may actually lower the performance).