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LED Street Lights

Local governments can convert at least half of the municipal cobra-head- and/or decorative-style street lights within the jurisdiction to energy-efficient LED technology.

  • Fact Sheet [PDF]
    This fact sheet provides a brief description of the LED Street Lights action along with the benefits communities can expect to achieve. 
  • Step-by-Step Guidance [PDF]
    The slide presentation provides an overview of the Clean Energy Communities Program as well as a detailed description and step-by-step guidance for implementing the LED Street Lights action.
  • LED Street Light Certification Form V2 [XLSX]
    This certification form must be completed and submitted to earn credit for this action.
  • NYPA's Smart Street Lighting NY and the Smart City Technology Grant ProgramLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) provides local governments with full turnkey LED street light conversion services including: lighting audit; engineering and design; bidding and procurement; construction management; and environmental services. NYPA provides low rate financing for qualified customers, including the option to finance the purchase of the system as part of the project. NYPA offers the option to bundle your streetlight conversion project with other energy efficiency projects. NYPA's Smart City Technology Grant Program is also available to help communities to improve public safety and operational efficiency.
  • LED Street Light Conversion in New YorkLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    This report, developed by the NYSERDA-supported Mid-Hudson Street Light Consortium (MHSC), explains the options available to local governments for upgrading to LED street lights, and describes and assesses the costs and advantages of different ownership models and financial strategies. The final chapter suggests steps for implementing an LED street light project. Additional tools and resources can be found on the MHSC website. While the MHSC project focused mainly on communities in the Mid-Hudson region, many of the resulting tools and resources are applicable across the state.
  • LED Streetlight Academy Webinars
    NYSERDA and the Lighting Research Center (LRC) of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are teaming up for the LED Streetlighting Academy – a series of four webinars to educate local governments on LED street lighting options and better prepare municipal decision-makers for interacting with contractors and the public.

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