LED Street Lights

Local governments can convert at least half of the municipal cobra-head-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 [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.

Case Study – City of Yonkers LED Street Light Project [PDF]
Prepared for the Climate Smart Communities Program, this 12-page case study describes each step taken as Yonkers undertook a project to replace 11,300 street lights with LEDs.  

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 ConsortiumLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. (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 websiteLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. 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.

  • Webinar 1 – “LED Streetlighting: Help is on the Way!Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    This webinar reviews the streetlighting decision making process, basics of LED streetlighting, and important characteristics to consider when planning a streetlighting installation or retrofit. View the slide deck from this webinar [PDF].
  • Webinar 2 – “Talking Tech: How do LED Street Lights Compare to Traditional Technologies?”
    This webinar presents an overview of LED street lighting technology, systems, and products. The goal of the presentation is to assist municipal decision makers to critically analyze LED products under consideration, and select the best products to meet their project goals and objectives. View this slide deck from this webinar [PDF].