SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s streets are getting a makeover with new LED street lights.
The old sodium street lights that have kept the city lit in a 1970’s era glow are being replaced.READ MORE: UPDATE: Judge Denies Bail for Los Gatos Mom Accused of Hosting Drunken Teen Sex Parties
“We have a really old and deteriorated street light system. It’s important to modernize it,” Supervisor Scott Weiner said.READ MORE: Petaluma Police Seek Man Suspected Of Trying To Lure Girl Into Vehicle
Weiner is leading the push for the new lights.
“More reliable, they last longer, they’re more energy efficient and it’s a much higher quality of light,” Weiner says.MORE NEWS: Netflix Workers Walk Out In Protest Of Dave Chappelle Special Criticized As Transphobic
San Francisco has 45,000 street lights, and PG&E owns about half of those.