The streetlight fixtures described here have been selected to balance various criteria and lighting interests with the overall intent of promoting better street design, improving energy efficiency and reducing the cost and inventory of our streetlight services. All of the streetlights illustrated herein were evaluated using Better Streets Plan design guidelines such as dark sky sensitivity, color temperature, glare reduction, popular appeal and others. Only streetlights with superior performance in these areas have been selected. Almost all of the fixtures have been physically tested for durability, ease of maintenance, and glare.
The City’s streetlight catalogue contains 11 luminaires that incorporate light emitting diode (LED) technology with correlated color temperatures of 3,000 Kelvin or below. As existing incandescent and high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures are incrementally replaced with LED design equivalents, the City will reduce energy use, while maintaining the historic fabric of San Francisco neighborhoods.
In the past, the approval of a new streetlight was a time-consuming process. Use of the fixtures described here will result in faster approvals because our review will be limited to streetlight design as opposed to fixture selection.