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LED Conversion Project

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

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has replaced approximately 18,500 City-owned cobrahead style streetlights with ultra-efficient, light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. 

high pressure sodium bulb  new led bulb 
Old high pressure sodium (HPS) cobrahead fixture
 New LED fixture

SFPUC is in the process of testing and evaluating LED fixtures for decorative style streetlights.


Why is SFPUC installing LEDs?

Better Lighting

LED fixtures have improved lighting conditions throughout the City for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. Specifically, the LED streetlights will focus their light downward, lessening glare and illuminating our streets and sidewalks with a warmer white light.

More energy efficient

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

Lower Cost and Less Maintenance

The new LED streetlights 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 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.

Find your neighborhood on the updated LED map

Click on the interactive map below for the streetlights that have already been converted, and those which are decorative and will be converted on a later date. 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: 12/17/2018 10:16:36 AM