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Night in a new light: Encinitas swaps sodium for LEDs

Old streetlights are slowly being replaced by new energy-efficient LED fixtures as the city of Encinitas plans to replace the approximately 3,000 streetlights throughout the community. On Encinitas Boulevard looking east toward Cerro Street late April 1, the old lights give off an amber glow on the left. On the right, the new lights produce a bright blue-white. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Christopher Earley

April 6, 2012

Encinitas recently joined a growing number of California communities that have taken steps to improve energy efficiency by converting many of their street lights to LED technology. Funded by grant money from the U.S. Department of Energy, the city began converting a portion of the older high-pressure...

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