LED lighting going up in Fresno
Expect to see some new lights all around Fresno as the city sets out to upgrade all its streetlights.
In a news release, the city says the “Light Up Fresno” program is a partnership with PG&E to convert existing streetlight bulbs to more energy efficient LEDs in all of the city’s 36,000 traditional streetlights by December. Work has already begun in southeast Fresno.
There are about 2,000 ornamental streetlights that will transition to LED in a later phase.
The city already has installed 1,000 LED streetlights, mostly around the Fresno State campus.
The city says the LEDs can help save an estimated $1.6 million in energy costs per year. The lights also promote safety, the city says, by giving a better look at shapes and colors.