A public meeting will be held Oct. 17 to discuss details of a new LED street light retrofit project
that has now been approved by the Pleasanton City Council.
Over the next several months, the $1.6 million project will begin to convert more than 5,400 High Pressure Sodium Vapor "cobra head" street light fixtures with new Light Emitting Diode (LED) energy efficient street fixtures. These LED lights have a longer operational life, are more energy efficient, emit zero UV emissions, and focus light more efficiently to a desired location, according to Operations Services Director Daniel Smith.
The conversion is part of Pleasanton's Climate Action Plan, and offers both financial and environmental benefits, including savings of up to 60% in maintenance and electricity costs, Smith said.
Smith anticipates annual savings to the city of $200,000 from the new program, which will be funded through a low interest loan from the California Energy Commission and a one-time conversion incentive rebate from PG&E.
The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Remillard conference room at the city's Operations Services Center, 3333 Busch Road.
For more information,contact Craig Higgins, assistant director of Operations at (925) 931-5582, or by email at email@example.com/