Garland Power & Light Upgrading Streetlights
Garland, Texas, Feb. 24, 2016 – Garland Power & Light has started a seven-year program to upgrade all of its existing streetlights to LED streetlights. The new lights will consume about one-third the energy of the old high-pressure sodium streetlights and have a significantly increased lifespan, reducing energy costs and maintenance.
Improvements in the quality of light will also be seen – the new lights produce a soft white light that shows true colors, rather than the amber light of the old streetlights. The program will also help to beautify the community by giving GP&L's streetlights a more modern and consistent look throughout Garland.
Streetlight replacement has been prioritized based on the age of the streetlight infrastructure. In general, older streetlight circuits will be upgraded first. Replacement will begin in the southern part of Garland and move north. Median and thoroughfare lights are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021, and residential lights by the end of 2022. In each area, the median and thoroughfare lights will be changed out first, followed by the residential streetlights. (See Projected LED Conversion Timeline.)