This week about 2,300 streetlights in Bend will be converted to energy efficient LEDs as part of Bend City Council’s strategic energy management program. The new lights will reduce energy consumption by about fifty percent. LED bulbs in the streetlights will also last two to three times longer than the current high pressure sodium bulbs, meaning less maintenance and improved safety for workers.
The city hopes to convert about 30 streetlights per day, taking 20 to 30 minutes to install at each location. The entire project is expected to continue until December but residents can track the city’s progress online.