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LED Street Light Conversion Project

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will begin replacing approximately 18,500 City-owned, high pressure sodium cobra-head style streetlight fixtures throughout the City with ultra-efficient light emitting diodes (LED) fixtures.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the LED Street Light Conversion Project will be advertised approximately mid-September on the City’s Office of Contract Administration (OCA) website. We’ll update this page when the RFP is posted.


Learn more about our LED Street Light Wireless Control Pilot Project.


  • LEDs will improve lighting conditions throughout the City for drivers and pedestrians alike.
  • New smart lighting control technology will provide remote monitoring and control of lights.
  • LED lights consume 50% less energy on average and are virtually maintenance free for 15-20 years.
  • The project will save the City money, create jobs and support local, small businesses.

Construction Description and Schedule

The conversion project is simple – a local contractor will remove the ‘head’ of the streetlight and replace it with a new LED luminaire, leaving the existing pole and street light arm untouched. Each luminaire replacement will require less than 30 minutes. There will be no construction impact on private property and there will be no cost to residents. The conversion of all 18,500 streetlights will require approximately 18 months.

Will my neighborhood be impacted by this project?

There will be no construction impact on private property, nor will there be any cost to residents.

Project Information

    December 2014
    December 2016
  • COST
    $16 million

Additional information

- Project Flyer


Questions or Comments?

SFPUC Communications
Phone: (415) 554-3289 or