City’s Long-Awaited New LED Light Installation Begins

After four years of planning and preparation, the City of Goleta is pleased to announce that the installation of brand new LED streetlight fixtures throughout the City has begun. It will take approximately six weeks for the contractor to replace 1,430 streetlight fixtures throughout Goleta with new energy efficient LED streetlights. The project is expected to save Goleta more than 345,000 kilowatt hours and approximately $115,000 annually after the project is implemented. In addition to saving the City money, the new lights will require less maintenance and provide clearer lighting.

City of Goleta Public Works Department Project Manager, Michael Winnewisser, said, “Our staff is very excited for the upcoming installation of LEDs throughout the City. This project offers a lot of benefits to the City, and we wish to thank everyone involved who helped make it happen!” 

View the estimated schedule with approximate installation dates for areas throughout the City at The website also includes additional information such as project design maps and FAQ’s.

Watch our video featuring Public Works staff to learn more about the LED Street Lighting Project. The video is available in English and Spanish.


The LED Street Lighting Project took root in 2017. After long negotiations with Southern California Edison, in 2020 the City acquired the streetlights and began looking into different LED options for our community. In January 2021, the City conducted a pilot study to get community input. Based on feedback from the pilot study, Green Committee, and Virtual Town Hall, the City selected GE fixtures that are 2700K color temperature streetlights. On July 20, 2021, Goleta City Council approved the replacements and the fixtures were ordered the next day.

Please contact Project Manager Michael Winnewisser at (805) 690-5120 or for any questions or additional information.

Pictured: Deputy Public Works Director James Campero and Project Manager Michael Winnewisser filming our LED streetlight video