San Marcos, California, USA

Population

83,149

 

Initiative

Replace 250-350 existing city-owned high pressure sodium streetlights with LED fixtures

 

Long term initiative

Replace all existing streetlights with LED fixtures. Because San Marcos adopted a rural lighting standard (due to its proximity to the Palomar Observatory) the city has significantly fewer streetlights than other cities of similar size. Total estimated cost $1.5-2.75 million.

 

Funding request

$281,043

 

Funding sources

Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) rebates

 

Energy cost

Reduced by 55% annually

 

Total number of streetlights

2,650