LED Street Light Turnkey Replacement Service

While replacing traditional street lights with LED lighting is a great way to reduce energy usage and provide improved visibility, it can be difficult to justify because of the expense associated with using city personnel or city-acquired subcontractor labor. PG&E’s LED Street Light Turnkey Replacement Service offers a complete one-stop solution that can provide significant cost savings and improve energy efficiency.


Service Benefits

This service allows you to take advantage of LED lighting’s many benefits—including potential PG&E rebates and incentives—while minimizing costs and labor-resource impacts. Benefit from:
  • Coordination of LED street lighting selection with PG&E.
  • Competitive LED fixture pricing using PG&E’s volume purchasing power.
  • LED fixtures that meet PG&E’s stringent standards and qualify for PG&E’s LED street light rates and rebates.
  • PG&E-trained subcontractors and PG&E inspector verification of all completed work.
  • One-year guarantee of PG&E workmanship; one-year coverage for failed lamp removal and replacement installation; five-year manufacturer’s warranty on LEDs.
  • Waste disposal and salvage of removed street light lamps and fixtures.

How This Service Works

This service helps customers justify street light replacement by providing projected savings calculations up-front and a complete turnkey solution thereafter to offer cost savings when compared with the expense of using city personnel or city-acquired subcontracted labor.

Customers who own and maintain street lights in the PG&E service area and are on the LS-2 fixed pricing schedule.
Customers who replace or upgrade their existing street lights with new PG&E approved LED street lights are eligible for new lower pricing and product rebates. Learn more about these potential incentives.
PG&E subcontracts the installation labor to qualified union and/or union-friendly electric contractors, using a competitive bidding process. Customers can expect installation to be completed within 90 to 120 days (completion times may vary due to conditions such as high traffic or limited work hours permitted by a city). Each city is responsible for securing required permits.
PG&E handles all solicitation of material and contractor bids, and completes all the applicable rebate applications and rate change forms. In addition, PG&E updates the necessary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, and gathers data and documents for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) reports.
Customers receive a price up-front that includes all applicable and known project costs to help eliminate possible overages. The project price includes material, distributor and shipping costs, sales tax, installation, inspection, PG&E administration costs, and project management costs. (Several factors will influence final pricing, including the size and quantity of LED lights, traffic patterns, geographic location, required permits, etc.).

Before and After Examples

In a study PG&E conducted in Oakland, California, 15 high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lights lamps were replaced with LED lights. A comparison of the two technologies found that the LED lights consumed 36 percent less power, while delivering better lighting quality than the HPS luminaries.


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