Lighting Upgrades

LED fixtures will increase energy efficiency and reduce maintenance requirements for outdoor and indoor lighting throughout the City of Milpitas. As a result, operations and maintenance costs will fall substantially. Streetlight controls will also be networked to provide staff with automatic outage notifications – leading to faster response times.

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Energy Conservation Measures

When the upgrades are fully implemented, the City of Milpitas will be standardized on LED lighting throughout city parks, sports facilities, streetlights, and most city-owned buildings. Moreover, newly installed technologies will reduce energy consumption, as well as frequency and length of lighting outages.

Benefits Include:

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LED fixtures will reduce energy usage throughout the city

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Motion sensors and updated controls will extend energy savings.

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Longer-lasting LED lamps will substantially reduce lighting maintenance costs.

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Less-frequent bulb replacement will free up staff for more value-added activities.

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Outage-detection capabilities and automatic alerts will reduce streetlight downtime and the need for resident reporting.

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Improved public safety and increased visibility for residents using outdoor public spaces after dark.

Financial Impact

Operations and maintenance cost savings over the 25-year life of the program will more than pay for the infrastructure upgrades. Across facility lighting, streetlights, and park and sports field lighting, the improvements are projected to yield more than $17 million in net savings for the City of Milpitas.

What Can Residents Do?

Milpitas residents wanting to follow the city’s sustainable example can start by using LED lightbulbs throughout their homes and businesses. The transition makes sense both environmentally and financially, simultaneously improving efficiency and reducing electricity bills.

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