Frequently Asked Questions about LED Conversion Program

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When will the lights in my neighborhood be converted?

The contractors installing the new LED streetlights will follow the City's street cleaning schedulable.  Each neighborhood will see the contractors working on street cleaning days during June, July and August.

View the Street Cleaning Schedule

Download a Street Cleaning Map

How many Cobra Head fixtures will be installed over the summer of 2014?

4,884 fixtures are expected to be completed by late August 2014.

What is an LED?

It is a Light Emitting Diode.

What type of fixtures are currently on the streets of Cambridge?

Other than decorative fixtures, the City has high pressure sodium (HPS) Cobra Head fixtures.

What is the color temperature of the HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Cobra Head fixtures?

2200K (Kelvin)

What is the color temperature of the new LED fixtures?

4000K (Kelvin)

What was the color temperature of Metal Halide?

4000K (Kelvin)

What is Cambridge using for LED fixtures?

The City has selected a Cree LEDway Streetlight, 40LED, 80LED and 120LED.

Will the new LED lights produce unwanted spill light?

The new lights will reduce unwanted spill light into homes and properties currently experienced by the high pressure sodium HPS fixtures.

Will the public parks be converted to LED?

Yes, this phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

Will the decorative street lights be converted to LED?

Yes, this phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

Department Information

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Stephen Lenkauskas, City Electrician
slenkauskas@cambridgema.gov