Resident input sought on streetlights

DEL MAR — The city of Del Mar received a $25,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the Energy Commission to retrofit the city’s existing high-pressure sodium streetlights with new energy-efficient induction lights.While the majority of the 73 streetlights in Del Mar are owned and maintained by SDG&E, and therefore do not qualify for the program, 32 Del Mar-owned street lights do qualify to be retrofitted, paid for by the grant.

Two high-pressure sodium streetlights have already been swapped out with energy-efficient induction luminaries as a means of facilitating citizen feedback on the proposed lighting upgrade. One of the sample streetlights is located at the southwest corner of 9th Street and Camino del Mar and the other is immediately north of the railroad crossing along Coast Boulevard. Residents are encouraged to visit the sites and contact Public Works Deputy Director, Joe Bride, at (858) 755-3294 or e-mail with any comments or questions they may have about the upcoming project.