Over 7,600 streetlights in Clovis will be upgraded to LED bulbs in coming weeks, saving the city about $48,000 a year, Pacific Gas & Electric announced Friday.
Crews will begin the switching the bulbs out on Monday, taking about six to 12 weeks to finish. PG&E says it is switching out 150,000 bulbs through Central and Northern California, and the change will improve safety by creating a more evenly distributed light for drivers and pedestrians. It will also save about 1,940,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity for the city of Clovis.
PG&E says the new bulbs last up to four times longer, use 50 to 75 percent less energy, reduce greenhouse emissions and require less maintenance than the traditional bulbs.