Santa Cruz, California, USA


Replaced approximately 125 existing HPS streetlights with LED streetlights manufactured by BetaLED. Installation by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) in turnkey program.



City conducted photometric testing, researched LED technology and solicited recommendations from other municipal users


Energy cost savings

Based on 125 LED streetlights: $5,500/year


Energy savings

Estimate annual savings of 45,654 kw/H


CO2 reduction

Estimate reducing CO2 by 23,923 pounds/year


Funding sources

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)


Funding awarded



Additional funding

$200,000 CDBG award expected July 2011

$200,000 Alternate source of funding anticipated


Total number of streetlights

~1,700 owned by city


Streetlight budget (electricity)

$320,000 annually