Street Lights in Hillsboro
Street lights increase safety by providing light for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
The City currently owns, operates, and maintains approximately 7,800 Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lights with smart communication nodes on City roadways.
LED Street Light Conversion Project
In July 2019, the City successfully completed the LED Street Light Conversion Project.
- Converted all High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights on City roadways to LED lights.
- Installed a smart communication node on each City street light.
Photo comparing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights (shown left) to Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights (shown right).
LED street light benefits:
- Less maintenance than HPS lights.
- Improved roadway lighting conditions for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers.
- Reduced light pollution.
The new street lights also make our City more efficient by:
- Consuming less energy and costing less to maintain.
- Providing City staff with the ability to monitor street lights remotely.
- Alerting staff when street lights require maintenance.
Each year, the LED lights are expected to save more than $450,000 and 2 million kilowatt hours of energy.
Small Cell Wireless Technology
In the near future, the City may begin receiving applications for the installation of small cell wireless facilities on existing street light poles. Visit our Small Cell Wireless Technology webpage to learn more.