East Oregonian – Pendleton undertakes project to replace more than 1,000 streetlights

PENDLETON — Pendleton’s nighttime glow is undergoing a big change.

The city is replacing 1,005 existing streetlights from high pressure sodium fixtures to light-emitting diode fixtures. Work begins June 20 and runs through August.

The city announced the plan Monday, June 6, in a press release.

According to the city, the new LED light fixtures will reduce the city’s energy costs, reduce maintenance and reduce carbon emissions by 310 tons per year. The new lights use up to 50% less energy and have a longer lifespan than the traditional lights the city is using.

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