Bakersfield is teaming up with PG&E to install 12,865 LED street lights across town. At this morning’s [thu] announcement in Mill Creek Park, Public Works Director Nick Fidler said the change will save the city over $710-thousand a year in energy costs, and free up work crews to address other critical needs. “The life cycle of a bulb is about four to five years, the new LED fixtures are ranging between 15 and 20 years, depending on the style of the fixture.” The project is funded by a low-interest loan from PG&E, the work should be finished by the end of June.

Suzanne Grant