The installation of LED lights positively impacts the environment by decreasing energy usage and improving the visibility for residents and public safety officials. In addition, the new lights:
- are projected to bring down energy costs,
- emit little heat,
- last for approximately 12-20 years,
- allow motorists and public safety officials to see more detail, such as the color of cars,
- emit less light into homes, and
- evenly illuminate the surface of the road.
SCE will also evaluate streetlights that are near homes to determine if shields should be installed around the fixtures to help further direct light away from homes.
The new bulbs will slightly shift the color of the lights. The original High-Pressure Sodium Vapor (HPSV) bulbs emit light at approximately 2200-2400k, which presents a warm yellow glow. The new LED lights will emit a soft light at 3000k in the residential areas and 4,000k on Foothill Boulevard, meaning the lights will be a cooler color but not brighter.
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