The City of Bakersfield and Pacific Gas and Electric are teaming up to upgrade nearly 13,000 streetlight fixtures with new energy-efficient LED lights.
The new streetlights will provide more direct and natural light to help improve safety and lower the city's energy costs. Officials say the city could save more than $700,000 a year.
Public Works director Nick Fidler says the new LED lights will require less maintenance than traditional street lights.
The installations will take place on major city streets and in residential areas and should be completed by the end of June.