The City of Oceanside Public Works Department is currently evaluating LED streetlight fixtures as part of their energy efficient streetlight evaluation program. The objective is to reduce both energy consumption and maintenance costs without compromising current lighting levels. The City has approximately 9,000 streetlights.
Our study will compare the LED and induction streetlights from various manufacturers against the current high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights. HPS streetlights are less energy efficient and require more maintenance than the new modern offerings. Several cities have done comparable evaluations and have found that there are substantial savings by going with the newer technologies.
There are 2 locations in the City where LED streetlight fixtures are under evaluation. Four fixtures are located at 4927 Oceanside Blvd and two fixtures on Rim Rock Road.
The City of Oceanside encourages residents to observe these locations and provide feedback. Feedback can be submitted electronically HERE or you may wish to call (760) 435-4500 and speak to a member of our staff.
Watch for future updates on the department’s progress as we continue to evaluate other manufacturers of LED and induction lighting alternatives.