LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light up to 90% more efficiently than other light sources. An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs and the result is visible light.
The PUD will replace existing fixtures with the new LED fixtures according to a project schedule organized by substation. The project schedule will be updated on this page and included in the quarterly customer newsletter. Please Note: Municipal street lights will be converted in 2022.
In brief, LED light fixtures use less electricity and require less maintenance, both of which allow the PUD to pass on the savings to customers in the form of lower security light rates. Additionally, LEDs provide better light quality than existing high pressure sodium light fixtures.
At the time of conversion, the existing high-pressure sodium light fixture will be removed, whether a new LED light fixture is installed or not. The reason for this is that high-pressure sodium light fixtures and parts for repair are becoming increasingly more difficult to procure. Customers who choose not to receive an LED light conversion may opt to install their own light fixture on their own pole. In which case, the new customer-owned fixture will need to be metered. For more information, please consult Schedule 50 of the 2022 Customer Information Brochure (PDF). To indicate you do not want the LED fixture or that you’d like to install your own light fixture on your own pole, please contact Customer Service using the contact information at the bottom of this page.