Well-lit streets are vital to pedestrian and vehicle safety. DOT is replacing its high-pressure sodium street lights with modern LEDs that use 80 percent less energy. The agency has converted over 100,000 of its streetlights thus far and plans to convert our remaining 150,000 lights by 2018. All of the signals in DOT’s 12,000 signalized intersections have already been converted to LED.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Related OneNYC Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
DOT will evaluate the benefits of 3000 Kelvin LEDs as we convert 150,000 additional street lights by the end of 2017.
DOT has evaluated the 3,000 Kelvin LED model and chose this model for the current phase of LED installations due to its softer aesthetic quality and low cost. The agency will continue to review industry updates, gather community feedback, and monitor LED installations to inform future LED lighting choice. By the end of 2017, DOT converted over 200,000 streetlights to LEDs, with the remaining conversions to be complete by May 2019.