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LED Conversion Project

Look UP! LEDs are: Greener, Cost Effective, Better.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is replacing approximately 18,500 City-owned streetlight fixtures with ultra-efficient, light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. SFPUC has already converted 13,000 of these cobrahead style fixtures to LEDs and is in the process of converting the remaining 5,500 fixtures. SFPUC crews expect to complete the changeover by early 2018.

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Old high pressure sodium (HPS) cobrahead fixture
 New LED fixture

What can you expect from the conversion?

Better Lighting

LED fixtures will improve lighting conditions throughout the City for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. Specifically, the LED streetlights will illuminate our streets and sidewalks with a warmer white light.

More energy efficient

With new LED lights, San Francisco will have some of the most energy-efficient streetlights in all of California. And – as with the old lights – these new efficient lights will run on 100% greenhouse gas free Hetch Hetchy hydroelectric power.

Lower Cost and Less Maintenance

The new LED streetlights will consume on average 50 percent less energy than the current streetlights, thereby reducing electricity costs for the City and reducing San Francisco’s environmental footprint. Additionally, the new streetlights will cost much less to maintain. Unlike high-pressure sodium lamps which burn out after four years, LED fixtures are virtually maintenance free for up to 20 years.

From HPS to LED in less than 30 minutes

The conversion process is simple: the SFPUC will remove the “head” of the High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlight and replace it with a new LED fixture, leaving the existing pole and streetlight arm untouched. Each replacement will require less than 30 minutes. There will be no construction impact on private property, nor will there be any direct cost to residents.

Find your neighborhood on the updated LED map

Click on the interactive map below for the streetlights that have already been converted, those that are planned to be changed, and those which are decorative and not on the current plan for conversion If your street or residence is not listed, it means that the streetlights are in PG&E’s territory. You will need to contact PG&E directly to ascertain when the private utility plans to convert to LEDs.

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Last updated: 10/20/2017 10:30:01 AM