In April 2014, we completed a five-month pilot project to evaluate LED streetlight wireless monitoring and controls systems. We focused on studying the ability of these advanced systems to manage and control streetlights installed in the following San Francisco locations:
- The Inner Sunset, on Irving Street between 7th Avenue and 14th Avenue
- Presidio Heights, on Washington Street between Walnut Street and Maple Street
- Downtown, on Pine Street between Davis and Montgomery
Three different controls systems were evaluated in the Pilot Project. The results of the technology evaluation can be found in the Evaluation Report for Wireless Control and Communication of LED Streetlights and Other Devices.
In addition, an analysis of public feedback on the project is available here. (The downtown test area was not included in the survey process.) Live, on-site demonstrations of the Irving and Washington Street installations took place on January 22 and 23, 2014. Residents and businesses in the test areas were briefed on the installations during community meetings held in late 2012 and early 2013.
The new, ultra-efficient LED street lights will consume 50% less energy and burn three-to-four times longer than existing lamps. In addition, the LED’s will be:
- monitored and controlled remotely (removing the need for members of the
public to report broken lamps)
equipped with an adaptive lighting feature which allows for energy-saving off-peak hour adjustment of street light levels
powered by 100% greenhouse gas-free Hetch Hetchy hydroelectric energy (just like all City street lights)
Learn more about the City's LED Street Light Conversion Program.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments at: LED@sfwater.org.
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