New lampposts, bulbs brighten campus (and save energy)

October 23, 2018

A streetlight on campus at night

The new lights and bulbs will be installed across campus. (UC Berkeley photos by Megan Lee)

UC Berkeley will be looking a little lighter and brighter in the next few weeks after nearly 100 new energy-efficient LED lampposts are installed across campus.

A streetlight on campus at night

The $2.1 million project comes as student and community groups make greater use of the central campus in the evening hours.

A streetlight on campus at night

The locations of the of the posts were chosen following studies by technical engineers and investigative nighttime walks with students, staff and UC police experts.

A streetlight on campus at night

At the same time, a separate project will upgrade the bulbs on another 1,000 existing campus lampposts with state-of-the art LED bulbs that have a brighter, warmer light.

an image of a man walking to a pick up truck

Contractors with St. Francis Electric Company are installing the new light posts.