LED Street Light Upgrade

The City of Escalon is working with PG&E to convert approximately 184 PG&E-owned streetlights to energy efficient and longer lasting Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.

Starting the week of September 18th, PG&E’s contractor Advanced Lighting will be in town switching PG&E-owned streetlight’s to LED lights. Notices were sent to residents with the areas affected this week. Please refer to the attached map that identifies the street lights to be changed.

Each installation takes approximately 10 minutes per lamp fixture. Residents will be notified of replacement activity occurring in their neighborhood prior to PG&E’s arrival. PG&E expects no service disruption as a result of this work. Residents can email streetlightupgrade@pge.com with any questions.

Escalon Lights

LED streetlights brighten streets and neighborhoods, providing residents with reliable, clean and affordable energy.

LED streetlights use 50 to 75 percent less energy than traditional bulbs, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and require less maintenance. New LED streetlights, which provide a more natural-looking light, can last up to four times longer than traditional bulbs. The optical technology in LED lights creates   more evenly distributed light, resulting in greater visibility for pedestrians and drivers alike.

Impact

What are the benefits of LED streetlights?

  • Energy efficiency: LED fixtures use 50-75% less energy than traditional (HPSV) bulbs.
  • Cost savings: Monthly energy cost is significantly reduced when an HPSV bulb is replaced with an LED fixture of the same wattage.
  • Reliability: LED technology keeps most of its light output up to four times longer. Since all of the PG&E-owned streetlights in the city are being upgraded at the same time, the lights are not expected to burn out for up to 20 years.
  • Improved safety: LEDs provide a more natural-looking and evenly distributed light, resulting in greater visibility for pedestrians and drivers alike.
  • Reduced carbon footprint: Using less energy per light reduces greenhouse gas emissions and will help the City of Escalon reach its long-term energy goals.

Posted: September 18, 2017 at 8:57 am by Jenny Thompson