Residents of Berkeley Lake are seeing Georgia Power crews along city streets as they replace older street lights with new LED technology. The city purchases lighting service from Georgia Power on a monthly per-unit (light) basis. The Georgia Public Service Commission sets rates for these services. The new LED street light rates are similar to existing non-LED rates, but the city benefits from the LED lights by producing somewhat less upward light pollution, having more reliable lighting service and what some find as a more pleasing and efficient color of light.
Georgia Power benefits from their capital investment in the new street lights by reducing maintenance and operations costs for providing service to cities. LED lighting does not contain toxic chemicals such as mercury, unlike traditional high-pressure sodium lamps or mercury-vapor lamps.
Drivers are encouraged to slow down and follow directions around Georgia Power crews as they complete the installations.