IV LED Lighting
updated: Oct 28, 2013, 12:26 PM
Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
In Isla Vista, 85 brand new LED street lights illuminate Del Playa, Sabado
Tarde, Trigo, Camino Corto and the streets in between. This area has a high
concentration of pedestrians and vehicles. The next phase will add another 70
LED street lights in the next 6 months, improving the lighting east of Camino
Corto, focusing on Del Playa, the loop area, and the streets between Del Playa
and El Colegio. Plans are underway to complete upgrades to all areas of Isla
The impetus for this exciting project began when members from the UCSB
Associated Students and The Third District Office jointly conveyed a need for
improved lighting in Isla Vista. Public Works and Southern California Edison
developed a project plan using crime statistics provided by Isla Vista Foot
Patrol. Supervisor Farr reached out to the Public Works Department who used
Federal Community Development Block Grant funding for this project. Total
project funding is $210,000.
Mark Schleich, the Deputy Director of the Resource Recovery and Waste Management
Division says "this project brought Isla Vista up to current lighting standards
a much needed improvement." Supervisor Farr stated that "the new LED lighting is
not only energy efficient, and brighter, giving pedestrians, bicyclists and
drivers better visibility to navigate Isla Vista in the evening, but also
provides enhanced safety for the community. I am so happy to help bring this to
the Isla Vista community."
Sheriff Brown is pleased with this progressive project. "The Sheriff's Office is
proud to be a part of the collaborative effort to bring new lighting to Isla
Vista. Enhanced street lighting is a deterrent to street crime. Even though this
project is not yet complete, it is already providing a safer environment in the
Isla Vista community."
The Public Works Department looks forward to seeing you at this pre-Halloween
event where you can look forward to hearing Supervisor Doreen Farr and Sheriff
Bill Brown speak about this project.
Before the LED lights were installed on Del Playa Drive.
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