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LED Streetlights and Area Lights FAQ

Why are you converting to LEDs?
We are installing LED street and area lights because they are more cost-effective, sustainable, and provide better quality light.

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Are you switching out all the streetlights?
We are converting typical neighborhood streetlights — specifically, cobra head lights under 250 watts — on roadways. We expect to install LEDs at intersections beginning in late 2013. Decorative and higher-wattage lights on major streets are not being converted at this time. When price and quality improves for these lights, we expect to convert those as well.

While PGE owns and maintains many of the streetlights in our area, some cities and counties own and maintain their own lights. They can choose if and when to convert to LEDs, either on their own or in partnership with PGE.

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When will you be converting streetlights in my neighborhood?
PGE will convert most neighborhood streetlights to LEDs by December 2014.

County Estimated Start Dates
Clackamas Spring 2013
Columbia Summer 2014
Marion Fall 2014
Multnomah Summer 2014
Polk Winter 2014
Washington Spring 2014
Yamhill Winter 2014

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There is a streetlight in front of my home or business, can it be changed early?
In order to be efficient with deployment, PGE will follow a schedule that groups lights into logical areas. This will also allow for uniformity of light in an area.

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Will I save money on my taxes or my electric bill?
For streetlights, PGE bills local governments and will pass savings along to cities and counties. For area lights, the tariffed rate for the new LED light is no greater than the rate for the removed fixture.

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Can I get my area lights converted to LEDs?
If you have a Cobrahead area light, PGE will likely be changing out your area light in 2014.

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Are you switching out all the area lights?
We are converting typical area lights — specifically, cobra head lights with fewer than 250 watts.

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Is there a cost to convert the area light?
There is no additional cost to the customer to convert the area light. After the light is installed, the tariffed rate for the new LED light is no greater than the rate for the removed fixture.

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When will they convert the area lights?
PGE will complete conversion by the end of 2014. If you have an area light on your property, you will receive a letter from PGE notifying you that we will be converting the light in two to three weeks

County Estimated Start Dates
Clackamas Winter 2014
Columbia Summer 2014
Marion Winter 2014
Multnomah Winter 2014
Polk Spring 2014
Washington Summer 2014
Yamhill Spring 2014

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