The dim, yellow bulbs that have lit up the city’s streets for years are being replaced with cheaper, brighter LED lights. Astronomers say that change is making their work harder.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener wants to know if the City Public Utilities Commission and PG&E have improved their performance when it comes to fixing burned-out street lights.
Starting Saturday, the streets of San Jose will be looking much brighter when the city starts reconnecting 900 street lights turned off four years ago to save money.
The thieves have been targeting street lights, irrigation control systems and even catalytic converters from cars.
San Jose officials say they have seen the light when it comes to improving street lighting. The city is ready to throw the switch to a more efficient lighting system.