San Pablo Avenue LED Streetlight Survey
The City of El Cerrito is embarking on an LED streetlight demonstration project on San Pablo Avenue. New LED streetlight heads were installed along one block of San Pablo Avenue, between Manila and Schmidt, near City Hall.
Our goal, in addition to saving energy and money, is to enhance both the pedestrian and vehicular experience and safety on the Avenue.
The new 80w LED streetlights will consume more than 50% less energy and represent a 50% reduction in C02 emissions compared to the current 150w+ High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights. Depending upon how PG&E structures its rates for these new energy efficient lights, they also have the potential to save approximately 50% in energy costs. (A new LED streetlight rate structure is anticipated from PG&E in March.)
The LED lights have many other environmental and cost advantages as well, including: 100% Dark-Sky Compliance, No Mercury/Lead, and four times the lamp life compared to the current HPS lights (100,000 hours compared to 25,000 hours), therefore significantly reduced maintenance costs and waste.
Please visit San Pablo Avenue between Manila and Schmidt at night to observe the lights and let us know what you think by completing the following survey.
1. The LED lights provide a "white" light compared to the "yellow" provided by the High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights.
2. (3/12) The City will soon be trialing incrementally higher wattage LEDs to determine the least amount of wattage that would provide the most satisfying level of light. Stay posted!