The Tucson Department of Transportation continues to install LED lighting around Tucson to reduce energy consumption and limit light pollution. You can track the installation progress through a map that is updated each afternoon. Approximately 18,400 street lights owned by the City of Tucson will receive LED lights with dimming capabilities.
It's estimated that the switch to LED lighting will save the City $2.6 million in maintenance costs over a 10-year period, as well as reduce energy consumption by 70 percent, saving about $180,000 a month on electricity costs. The retrofit program also will improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The Mayor and Tucson City Council last February approved the switchover to LED street lights.