Maintenance & Operation of Safety Lighting
The maintenance, operation, and electrical cost of street and highway safety lighting is provided by the City's General Services Department. To report a street light that isn't working or that needs repair, contact us directly at 916-727-4770 or use our service request form to submit a request on-line.
Converting to LED Street Lights
Each year, the City converts a portion of the existing street light network to energy efficient models. During the week of July 4th, 2016, the 54 decorative street lights along Fountain Square Drive between Greenback Lane and Stock Ranch Road were converted from Metal Halide (MH) to Light Emitting Diode (LED).
During the week of July 18, 2016, the 102 street lights along Auburn Boulevard between Old Auburn/Sylvan Road and Manzanita Avenue (southern City limits) will be converted from Mercury Vapor (MV) and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) to LED. The map below shows the described project area.
The conversions will reduce energy usage of the lights by approximately 50-60%, resulting in a proportionate reduction of electricity costs. In addition, the life expectancy of the new fixtures is 15 years (3 times longer than the expectancy of the existing fixtures), significantly reducing time and material costs to maintain the lights. Conversion to LEDs will provide clearer, and more consistent light quality making the street safer as fewer outages will occur due to the increased life expectancy and a more consistent distribution of light will be present resulting in fewer dark spots.
The Auburn Boulevard conversions will occur at night in order to minimize traffic impacts on these heavily traveled roads. After completion, approximately 20% of the City’s street light inventory will be energy efficient.
Please call the General Services Department at (916) 727-4770 with questions regarding this this project.