Seattle City Light has begun installing 12,000 LED streetlights from North 65th Street to the northern border of City Light’s service area. According to City Light, the LED lights are brighter and increase public safety, while reducing energy costs.
Last year City Light installed 6,000 LED streetlights between the Ship Canal and North 65th Street.
According to Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell, the new LED lights installed last year saved the city about $300,000. Savings are expected to reach $2.4 million each year once all streetlights are converted.
A side-by-side comparison of old high-pressure sodium streetlights (on the left), and new LED streetlights (photos courtesy of City of Seattle):