LED Streetlight Conversion Project

In October, the City of Lincoln will begin replacing nearly 27,000 outdated high pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) streetlights with fixtures utilizing light-emitting diode (LED) technology. The City Council approved the $12.2 million project in early June. The conversion is expected to be complete in one year.

Here's why Lincoln is converting to LEDs

  • The new fixtures are projected to provide the City with significant annual energy and maintenance savings.
  • On average, LEDs last 15 to 20 years or more. HPS and MH fixtures last 5.5 years.
  • White LED light is superior to yellow HPS and MH light, meaning drivers will see pedestrians, signs, the road, and other drivers better.
  • LED light is more precisely focused, which improves night sky quality and eliminates light wasted on unintended areas.
  • LEDs are projected to reduce the City's annual energy use by 10.7 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually, and remove 3.9 million pounds of carbon from the atmosphere. This is equivalent to planting 180,891 trees or removing 1,224 cars from the road. (10.7 million kWh would power your home for 972 years.)

Streetlight Comparison

Both photos taken at 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 19, with an iPhone 6. Camera is 50 paces away from the subjects. No filters or photo editing were used.

Regular sodium streetlight
22nd and Garfield streets
LED streetlight
23rd and Garfield streets

Funding

  • The conversion project is being paid from the City cash fund. Lincoln has entered into an energy service performance contract with Schneider Electric of Carrollton, TX to fund the project from energy and maintenance savings. The $12.2 million cost is projected to be repaid in in 10 to 12 years dependent upon future adjustments to Lincoln Electric System's (LES) energy and maintenance rates.

Installation

  • Schneider Electric's subcontractors will install the new streetlight fixtures and LES will continue to maintain the streetlight system.
  • It takes about 30 minutes to remove an old fixture and replace it with a new one.
  • Lights used for arterial streets and non-residential areas will have a color temperature of 4000 Kelvin (K). Lights used in residential neighborhoods will be 3000K. The color temperature expressed in degrees Kelvin is representative of the light spectrum (in common terms – brightness) of the light emitted by the fixture.
  • Schneider Electric will first be focusing on major arterial streets.
  • Visit LES to report streetlight issues.

Installation Schedule and Progress

LED Streetlight Conversion Project Installation Report

Week of May 20
  • Pine Lake Rd. from S. 84th St. to S. 91st St.
  • N. 46th St. from Vine St. to ‘O’ St.
  • ‘O’ St. from N. 17th St. to N. 22nd St.
  • Fremont St. from N. 48th St. to N. 70th St.
  • Leighton Ave. from N. 48th St. to N. 70th St.
  • W. ‘A’ St. from S. Coddington Ave. to S. 17th St.
  • NW 12th St. from W. Adams St. to W. Dawes Ave.
  • Adams St. from N. 1st St. to Hwy. 6 (Cornhusker Hwy.)
  • N. 16th St. from ‘R’ St to ‘X’ St.
  • ‘W’ St. from N. 14th to N. 16th St.
  • N. 17th St from ‘X’ St. to Vine St.
  • N. 10th St. from Military Rd. to ‘T’ St.
  • ‘Y’ St. from N. 17th St. to N. 32nd St.
  • W. South St. from S. 1st St. to S. 9th St.
  • Pioneers Blvd. from S. 8th St. to Hwy. 2
  • Hwy. 2 from Hwy. 77 to S. 14th St.
  • Hwy. 2 from S. 14th St. to S. 98th St.
  • N. 11TH St. from Adams St. to Nance Ave.
  • Warlick Blvd. from Hwy. 77 to Old Cheney Rd.
  • S. 14th St. from Center Park Rd. to Hwy. 2
  • Purple Heart Hwy. from NW 27th St to W. Fletcher Ave.
  • Interstate 80
  • Interstate 180 from Cornhusker Hwy. to ‘Q’ St.
  • Interstate 180 from W. Fletcher Ave to Adams St.
  • Interstate 80 Access Roads in the area of W. ‘O’ St.
  • Hwy 77 (Homestead) from W. ‘O’ St. to Pioneers Blvd.
  • Sun Valley Blvd. (Hwy 6) from Line Dr. to N. 11th St.
  • ‘O’ St from 9th St. to 16th St.
  • N. 48th St. from Superior St. to Cornhusker Hwy.
  • Salt Creek Rdwy. from N. Antelope Valley Pkwy. to N. 27th St.
  • N. Antelope Valley Pkwy. from ‘O’ St. to ‘K’ St.
  • ‘R’ St.; N. 27th St. to N. 33rd St.
  • Kleckner Ct.; N. 30th St. to N. 32nd St.
  • N. 22nd St.; ‘S’ St. to ‘U’ St.
  • N. 23rd St.; ‘S’ St. to ‘U’ St.
  • Woods Ave.; S. 33rd St. to S. 38th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Pioneers Blvd to Van Dorn St; S. 40th St. to S. 56th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Pioneers Blvd. to Van Dorn St.; S. 27th St. to S. 40th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Van Dorn St. to ‘A’ St.; S. 40th St. to S. 56th St.
  • S. 28th St. from Wilderness Hills Blvd. to Whispering Wind Blvd.
  • Keystone Dr. from S. 28th St. to Whispering Winds Blvd.
  • S. 1st St. from W. ‘A’ St. to W. South St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Van Dorn St. to South St.; S. 17th St. to S. 33rd St.
  • Downtown Streets in the area from ‘K’ St. to ‘O’ St.; S. 9th St. to S. 13th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Hwy. 2 to Van Dorn St.; S. 10th St. to S. 27th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Van Dorn St. to ‘A’ St.; S. 9th St. to S. 27th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Pioneers Blvd. to Normal Blvd.; S. 40th St. to S. 56th St.
  • Village Dr. from S. 34th St. to Faulkner Dr.
  • Union Dr. from Village Dr. to Village Dr.
  • Duxhall Dr. from Village Dr. to S. 40th St.
  • S. 34th St. from Old Cheney to Faulkner Dr.
  • Faulkner Dr. from S. 34th St. to S. 40th St.
  • Cape Charles Dr. from Faulkner to S. 40th St.
  • Village Ct. from Cape Charles Dr.
  • Cape Charles Ct. from Cape Charles Dr.
  • Williamsburg Dr. from Cape Charles Ct. roundabout to Old Dominion Rd.
  • Leesburg St. from Williamsburg Dr. to S. 40th St.
  • Lynchburg Ct. from Leesburg Dr.
  • Petersburg Ct. from Leesburg Dr.
  • Old Dominion Rd. from Blue Ridge Lane to Blue Ridge Lane
  • Blue Ridge Lane from Old Dominion Rd. to Old Dominion Rd.
  • Potomac Lane from Old Dominion Rd. to Old Dominion Rd.
  • S. 38th St. from Blue Ridge Lane to Pine Lake Rd.
  • Williamsburg Dr. from Blue Ridge Lane to S. 32nd St.
  • Yorktown Ct. off of Williamsburg Dr.
  • S. 34th St. from Williamsburg Dr.
  • Laredo Dr. from S. 34th St. to S. 32nd St.
  • Browning St. from S. 34th St. to S. 32nd St.
  • Orwell St. from S. 34th St. to Shelly St.
  • Village Blvd. from Old Cheney Rd. to Village Dr.
  • N. 19th St. from Vine St. to ‘Q’ St.
  • N. 37th St. from Apple St. to Holdrege St.
  • N. 38th St. from Apple St. to Holdrege St.
  • Dudley St. from N. 38th St. to N. 40th St.
  • Orchard St. from N. 38th St. to N. 40th St.
  • Calvert St. from S. 14th St. to S 17th St.
  • S. 17th St. from Cheyenne St. to Burnham St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Van Dorn St. to South St.; Park Blvd. to S. 9th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from ‘V’ St. to Charleston St.; Sunvalley Blvd. to N. 6th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Holdrege St. to Adams St.; N. 48th St. to N. 70th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Old Cheney Rd. to Hwy. 2; S. 48th St. to S. 56th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Hwy. 2 to Pioneers Blvd.; S. 40th St. to S. 56th St.
  • Blue Heron Dr & SW 6th St. from Blue Heron to W. South St.
  • SW 32nd St. from W. ‘O’ St. to W. Elgin Ave.
  • SW 31st St. from SW 32nd St. to W. Elgin Ave.
  • W. Elgin Ave. from SW 32nd St. to SW 31st St.
  • SW 27TH St. from W. ‘O’ St. to W. ‘L’ St.
  • SW 25th St. from W. ‘O’ St. access road to W. ‘L’ St.
  • W. ‘L’ St. from SW 27th St. to SW 25th St.
  • Magnum Circle
  • S. 2nd St. from W. ‘F’ St. to ‘A’ St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from ‘J’ St. to ‘O’ St.; SW 1st St. to S. 9th St.
  • Husker Circle
  • Residential Streets in the area from Fletcher Ave. to Cornhusker Hwy.; N. 56th St. to N. 70th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Normal Blvd. to ‘A’ St.; S. 56th St. to S. 70th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from ‘O’ St. to Holdrege St.; N. 70th St. to N. 84th St.
Week of May 27
  • Pine Lake Rd. from S. 84th St. to S. 91st St.
  • N. 46th St. from Vine St. to ‘O’ St.
  • ‘O’ St. from N. 17th St. to N. 22nd St.
  • Fremont St. from N. 48th St. to N. 70th St.
  • Leighton Ave. from N. 48th St. to N. 70th St.
  • W. ‘A’ St. from S. Coddington Ave. to S. 17th St.
  • NW 12th St. from W. Adams St. to W. Dawes Ave.
  • Adams St. from N. 1st St. to Hwy. 6 (Cornhusker Hwy.)
  • N. 16th St. from ‘R’ St to ‘X’ St.
  • ‘W’ St. from N. 14th to N. 16th St.
  • N. 17th St from ‘X’ St. to Vine St.
  • N. 10th St. from Military Rd. to ‘T’ St.
  • ‘Y’ St. from N. 17th St. to N. 32nd St.
  • W. South St. from S. 1st St. to S. 9th St.
  • Pioneers Blvd. from S. 8th St. to Hwy. 2
  • Hwy. 2 from Hwy. 77 to S. 14th St.
  • Hwy. 2 from S. 14th St. to S. 98th St.
  • N. 11TH St. from Adams St. to Nance Ave.
  • Warlick Blvd. from Hwy. 77 to Old Cheney Rd.
  • S. 14th St. from Center Park Rd. to Hwy. 2
  • Purple Heart Hwy. from NW 27th St to W. Fletcher Ave.
  • Interstate 80
  • Interstate 180 from Cornhusker Hwy. to ‘Q’ St.
  • Interstate 180 from W. Fletcher Ave to Adams St.
  • Interstate 80 Access Roads in the area of W. ‘O’ St.
  • Hwy 77 (Homestead) from W. ‘O’ St. to Pioneers Blvd.
  • Sun Valley Blvd. (Hwy 6) from Line Dr. to N. 11th St.
  • ‘O’ St from 9th St. to 16th St.
  • N. 48th St. from Superior St. to Cornhusker Hwy.
  • Salt Creek Rdwy. from N. Antelope Valley Pkwy. to N. 27th St.
  • N. Antelope Valley Pkwy. from ‘O’ St. to ‘K’ St.
  • ‘R’ St.; N. 27th St. to N. 33rd St.
  • Kleckner Ct.; N. 30th St. to N. 32nd St.
  • N. 22nd St.; ‘S’ St. to ‘U’ St.
  • N. 23rd St.; ‘S’ St. to ‘U’ St.
  • Woods Ave.; S. 33rd St. to S. 38th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Pioneers Blvd to Van Dorn St; S. 40th St. to S. 56th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Pioneers Blvd. to Van Dorn St.; S. 27th St. to S. 40th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Van Dorn St. to ‘A’ St.; S. 40th St. to S. 56th St.
  • S. 28th St. from Wilderness Hills Blvd. to Whispering Wind Blvd.
  • Keystone Dr. from S. 28th St. to Whispering Winds Blvd.
  • S. 1st St. from W. ‘A’ St. to W. South St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Van Dorn St. to South St.; S. 17th St. to S. 33rd St.
  • Downtown Streets in the area from ‘K’ St. to ‘O’ St.; S. 9th St. to S. 13th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Hwy. 2 to Van Dorn St.; S. 10th St. to S. 27th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Van Dorn St. to ‘A’ St.; S. 9th St. to S. 27th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Pioneers Blvd. to Normal Blvd.; S. 40th St. to S. 56th St.
  • Village Dr. from S. 34th St. to Faulkner Dr.
  • Union Dr. from Village Dr. to Village Dr.
  • Duxhall Dr. from Village Dr. to S. 40th St.
  • S. 34th St. from Old Cheney to Faulkner Dr.
  • Faulkner Dr. from S. 34th St. to S. 40th St.
  • Cape Charles Dr. from Faulkner to S. 40th St.
  • Village Ct. from Cape Charles Dr.
  • Cape Charles Ct. from Cape Charles Dr.
  • Williamsburg Dr. from Cape Charles Ct. roundabout to Old Dominion Rd.
  • Leesburg St. from Williamsburg Dr. to S. 40th St.
  • Lynchburg Ct. from Leesburg Dr.
  • Petersburg Ct. from Leesburg Dr.
  • Old Dominion Rd. from Blue Ridge Lane to Blue Ridge Lane
  • Blue Ridge Lane from Old Dominion Rd. to Old Dominion Rd.
  • Potomac Lane from Old Dominion Rd. to Old Dominion Rd.
  • S. 38th St. from Blue Ridge Lane to Pine Lake Rd.
  • Williamsburg Dr. from Blue Ridge Lane to S. 32nd St.
  • Yorktown Ct. off of Williamsburg Dr.
  • S. 34th St. from Williamsburg Dr.
  • Laredo Dr. from S. 34th St. to S. 32nd St.
  • Browning St. from S. 34th St. to S. 32nd St.
  • Orwell St. from S. 34th St. to Shelly St.
  • Village Blvd. from Old Cheney Rd. to Village Dr.
  • N. 19th St. from Vine St. to ‘Q’ St.
  • N. 37th St. from Apple St. to Holdrege St.
  • N. 38th St. from Apple St. to Holdrege St.
  • Dudley St. from N. 38th St. to N. 40th St.
  • Orchard St. from N. 38th St. to N. 40th St.
  • Calvert St. from S. 14th St. to S 17th St.
  • S. 17th St. from Cheyenne St. to Burnham St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Van Dorn St. to South St.; Park Blvd. to S. 9th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from ‘V’ St. to Charleston St.; Sunvalley Blvd. to N. 6th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Holdrege St. to Adams St.; N. 48th St. to N. 70th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Old Cheney Rd. to Hwy. 2; S. 48th St. to S. 56th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Hwy. 2 to Pioneers Blvd.; S. 40th St. to S. 56th St.
  • Blue Heron Dr & SW 6th St. from Blue Heron to W. South St.
  • S. 2nd St. from W. ‘F’ St. to ‘A’ St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from ‘J’ St. to ‘O’ St.; SW 1st St. to S. 9th St.
  • Husker Circle
  • Residential Streets in the area from Fletcher Ave. to Cornhusker Hwy.; N. 56th St. to N. 70th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from Normal Blvd. to ‘A’ St.; S. 56th St. to S. 70th St.
  • Residential Streets in the area from ‘O’ St. to Holdrege St.; N. 70th St. to N. 84th St.

Questions?

Submit questions about the project to Frank Uhlarik, Sustainability and Compliance Administrator, at fuhlarik@lincoln.ne.gov.