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.

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“We have a really old and deteriorated street light system. It’s important to modernize it,” Supervisor Scott Weiner said.

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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.

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San Francisco has 45,000 street lights, and PG&E owns about half of those.