The city of Palmdale recently completed the purchase of nearly 18,000 streetlights throughout the city from Southern California Edison.

The purchase will facilitate a conversion from the existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting to more energy efficient, longer lasting Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting. The conversion will provide higher lighting that lasts up to five times longer than the current HPS lights.

The city completed an LED light demonstration in February on City Ranch Road, the road leading to the Antelope Valley Landfill, where Palmdale residents were encouraged to view the