The City of Los Angeles has over 210,000 streetlights that light two-thirds of the City with light sources including incandescent, mercury vapor, metal halide, to high pressure sodium.  This variety of lamps is an example of the evolution of roadway lighting that provides greater efficiency in lighting output and energy savings.  Based on preliminary analysis and evaluation of the development of the LED industry the Bureau is strongly considering a large scale project to replace existing roadway fixtures into LED or any other high energy efficient light source. 

In coordination with the Mayor’s leadership on advancing energy efficiency throughout the City, the Bureau strives to be conscious of the impact of excessive energy use, light pollution, glare, hazardous materials, and other environmental impacts to the City.  Due to the development of new lighting technology that promises increased energy efficiency, reduced maintenance, longer life span and light control it is incumbent upon the Bureau to actively explore these new lighting sources.  


Due to the large number of fixtures being submitted for evaluation, we have developed a minimum set of requirements for all new LED streetlights. These requirements must be met before we can accept the equipment into our program - see the LED Equipment Evaluation Procedures.

If your company is interested in this LED fixture demonstration, you may request to be contacted by the Bureau of Street Lighting by completing the online form - LED Street Lighting Energy Efficiency Program contact information.  The Bureau would strongly encourage any company to participate in this project as the City of Los Angeles transitions into 21st Century lighting technologies.

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