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LED Street Light Conversion Project

Photo comparing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights (shown left) to Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights (shown right).
Photo showing HPS and LED street lights comparision

In July 2019, the City of Hillsboro Public Works Department successfully completed the LED Street Light Conversion project, one of Hillsboro’s largest-ever energy efficiency projects.  

Through this project, High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights were converted to Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights and asset management nodes were added to every street light.

This project was unanimously approved by the City of Hillsboro Transportation Committee.

Read the  October 2017 Transportation Committee Meeting Packet.


The conversion project offers several benefits:

  1. Improves City of Hillsboro roadway lighting conditions for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers.
  2. Reduces the number of fixture types, energy consumption, and light pollution.
  3. Consumes less energy than the current street lights and will cost much less to maintain.
  4. Provides City staff with wireless control of street lights.
  5. Allows City staff to reduce the street light level during hours of lower activity on roadways.
  6. Alerts City staff when street lights require maintenance for quicker response.

Savings and Cost

The City has submitted one-time energy rebates for over $240,000 for the converted street lights. Each year, these lights are also expected to save more than $450,000 and 2 million killowatt hours of energy.

The total project cost was approximately $9.6 million. 

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