The City’s street lighting system is improving. Starting in 2017, we’ll begin replacing approximately 18,500 City-owned high-pressure sodium street light fixtures with money saving, ultra-efficient light emitting diode (LED) fixtures.
The new LEDs will improve lighting conditions throughout the City and will last about four times longer than existing lights while using half as much electricity.
Our new LEDs, with a color temperature of 3000 Kelvin, will emit warm, white light. Installation is quick and easy with little to no construction impacts on private property.
Not just any LEDs – smart LEDs
We’re further increasing the efficiencies of our LEDs by running them off wireless smart controllers that will let us remotely monitor individual light performance, adjust light intensity levels and receive real time information via computer when lights burn out or fail (greatly reducing repair times). These important efficiencies will increase the conversion’s cost-savings to the City.
100% clean electricity
Perhaps best of all, our LEDs (like all existing City street lights) will be powered by our 100 percent greenhouse gas-free energy portfolio which includes Hetch Hetchy hydroelectric energy and solar energy. When combined with the efficiencies of the LED luminaires and their wireless controls, San Francisco will have some of the greenest street lights in California!
- Get more information on the LEDs — and the citywide conversion process — in our flier.
- Review the results of our pilot program.
- Contact us at LED@sfwater.org.