Street Lights

Maintenance & Operation of Safety Lighting

The maintenance and operation of street lights and safety lighting is managed by the City's General Services Department. To report a street light that isn't working or that needs repair, contact us directly at 916-727-4770 or use the service request form to submit a request on-line.

Converting to LED Street Lights

Each year, the City converts a portion of the existing Mercury Vapor (MV), Metal Halide (MH) and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights to energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) models. This summer, we will implement a city-wide LED conversion project that will convert over 500 existing “cobra head” street lights on major roads, such as Sunrise Boulevard and Van Maren Lane. An additional 50 “post top” street lights will be converted in various neighborhoods throughout the city, plus the 36 “decorative” street lights on Sayonara Drive, west of Sunrise Boulevard. (See Interactive project map below.)  

This project will be completed by September 1, 2021 and reflects the City Council’s strategic planning goal for this year. The majority of the work will be done at night to avoid traffic congestion on busy streets. However, work on major streets with less traffic and wider shoulders, may be done during the day. Please be cautious of our crew members and drive carefully around these areas.  

Cobra Head:

Post Top:

Decorative Top:

cobra head street light styleSL Post Top Top

Energy efficient street light conversions reduce energy usage by approximately 50-60%, resulting in a proportionate reduction of electricity costs. In addition, the life expectancy of new fixtures is 15 years (3 times longer than the expectancy of the existing fixtures), significantly reducing time and material costs to maintain the lights. LEDs provide clearer and more consistent light quality, making streets safer as fewer outages occur due to the increased life expectancy. They also have more consistent distribution of light, resulting in fewer dark spots. 

Project Updates:

The 50 Post Top street lights were converted the week of April 26, 2021. The conversion of the Cobra Head street lights began late May 2021. 

Segments Completed
Completion Date 06/07-06/18/21
Completion Date 06/21-06/25/21 
Arcadia Dr
Sunrise Blvd
Fair Oaks Blvd
San Juan Ave
Watchel Way
Old Auburn Rd
Kenneth Ave
Auburn Blvd
Oak Ave
Antelope Rd
Van Maren Ln

Dewey Dr

Converted street lights are indicated in green, blue, and red in the map below.

Please call the General Services Department at (916) 727-4770 or email us at with questions regarding energy efficient street light upgrades.

Page last updated June 28, 2021.