Chugach has launched an LED streetlight conversion program, working to change all of its street and area lights to the more efficient and environmentally-friendly lights. Chugach has about 5,000 lights in its service territory, and the goal is to have them all swapped out by the end of 2019. The utility annually responds to over 1,000 reports of street and area lights being out of service. As we respond to each of those calls, crews are replacing the older high pressure sodium lights with LED. In addition to being less costly to maintain, LED lights produce less light pollution as their light is more directional and focused. The new LED fixtures are also compatible with the control technology used by the Municipality of Anchorage, allowing lights to be dimmed, turned off or flashed during emergencies to assist police and first responders.