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LED Streetlight Conversion Project

Sunnyvale streets are getting a new glow. In November, crews began converting city streetlights to LEDs.

The City is making the conversion because LED streetlights:

  • Are energy-efficient
  • Have long life spans
  • Produce a better quality of light than the High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights currently in use throughout most of Sunnyvale

Converting to LEDs will save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut down on maintenance costs.

Crews converting the streetlights will start on the south end of the city and move north. It is projected that approximately 150 to 200 fixtures per day can be installed. The installation is expected to be completed in March 2018.

The City owns and maintains nearly 9,500 streetlights. In 2012, the City converted just over 1,850 fixtures to LEDs, mostly along arterial streets. In late 2015, the City Council approved funding to convert the remaining fixtures, located mainly in residential areas and the Downtown neighborhood.


February 1, 2018