Citywide Street and Safety Light Project
The City of Corona Maintenance Services and Public Works Departments are pleased to announce the kick-off of the Citywide Street and Safety Light Project! The City has contracted with Tanko Lighting to replace inefficient, high pressure sodium street lights with new LED street lights, as well as install a lighting control system that will be used for proactively maintaining street lights. This project is funded by special district property taxes that can only be used for street light operation and maintenance, as well as Gas Tax revenues. For more information on special districts, click here.
The project will start on Nov. 13, 2017, and is expected to be completed by mid-February 2018. You may notice one of the contractor’s six crews in your neighborhood as they work to complete the project. All contractor vehicles will have a vehicle magnet that denotes they are working for the City of Corona. A map that contains the schedule for the LED replacement by area is shown below.
If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Martin, Utilities Project Manager, at 951-817-5880 or by email at Tracy.Martin@CoronaCA.gov. You can also read our FAQs for this project on the bottom of this page.
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For more information about the Street and Safety Light Project, please contact Tracy Martin, Utilities Project Manager for the City of Corona, at 951-817‐5880 or Tracy.Martin@CoronaCA.gov.
The existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights will be recycled in accordance with all federal and state environmental guidelines.
The benefits of this project to Corona include:
- Reduced energy consumption, resulting in energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Better visible light for Corona citizens
The installation will begin on November 13th and will run through mid‐February.
This project will replace approximately 8,000 streetlights throughout Corona, most of which are standard streetlights (called “cobra heads”).
Corona is interested in reducing its energy consumption and maintenance costs associated with streetlighting. Installing LED streetlight fixtures will save energy, require less maintenance, and will provide citizens with better light quality on streets and roadways.
Although the new LED fixtures produce a different looking light than the HPS fixtures they replaced, they are not actually dimmer. HPS fixtures tend to produce a bright spot directly underneath the fixture, whereas LEDs create a more even pool of light across the ground or roadway.
Contrary to the orange light that High Pressure Sodium (HPS) fixtures produce, LED streetlight fixtures are a cooler, white light under which it is easier to see true colors.
Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are a technology that has been used in solid state lighting for decades. More recently, LED technology has advanced to streetlight applications. LED streetlights are extremely energy efficient, have long life spans, and produce a better color and quality of light than typical High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights.
The majority of streetlights currently used in Corona are High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights. While HPS is one of the most common streetlight technologies across the country, it has several drawbacks. HPS streetlights are not very energy efficient, cast an orange light which can make it difficult to see color, and tend to produce light that is not of optimal quality.