New lights to shine brightly on The City

The amount of electricity that’s used to illuminate San Francisco’s streets could be reduced under a proposed overhaul of streetlight technology.

Streetlights installed in San Francisco since the 1990s have been illuminated using high pressure sodium gas, but officials on Tuesday are poised to approve the use of newer light-emitting diode technology.

LED streetlights last longer, require less maintenance, use less electricity and provide whiter light than high pressure sodium streetlights.

Homebuilder Lennar Corp. has proposed using LED technology in streetlights at the shuttered Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, which it is in the process of redeveloping, San Francisco Public Utilities Commissioners documents show.

SFPUC commissioners are scheduled to vote to approve the interim use of LED technology in city streetlights on Tuesday.

A permanent policy regarding the technology to be used in city streetlights is expected to be formalized by the SFPUC within 18 months, SFPUC documents show.
 

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