San Francisco is gradually replacing its old streetlights with new LED fixtures. La Lengua rebel propagandist Burrito Justice documented the transition on of one fixture Mission just south of Precita this morning.
Burrito Justice says that from start-to-finish, the process took about 10 minutes.
The San Francisco Water Power and Sewer website explains why the new LED streetlights are so sexy:
The City’s street lighting system is improving. Starting in 2017, we’ll begin replacing approximately 18,500 City-owned high-pressure sodium street light fixtures with money saving, ultra-efficient light emitting diode (LED) fixtures.
The new LEDs will improve lighting conditions throughout the City and will last about four times longer than existing lights while using half as much electricity.
Our new LEDs, with a color temperature of 3000 Kelvin, will emit warm, white light. Installation is quick and easy with little to no construction impacts on private property.
Perhaps best of all, our LEDs (like all existing City street lights) will be powered by our 100 percent greenhouse gas-free energy portfolio which includes Hetch Hetchy hydroelectric energy and solar energy.
PHOTO and GIF: Courtesy of Burrito Justice