High Pressure Sodium (HPS) Bulbs

Industrial Consumer

HPS lighting are mostly used for street lighting as well as industrial uses.

Required

Suggested

Limited

Prohibited

Info on this product category: High Pressure Sodium (HPS) Bulbs

Criteria for High Pressure Sodium (HPS) Bulbs

Green, Required HPS bulbs must meet or exceed all of the following requirements:

Mogul base, non-cycling, up to 1000 watts 

  1. 30,000 hour minimum rated life
  2. 2 year minimum warranty
  3. TCLP-compliant, 10 mg maximum mercury

For exceptional situations, Limited Use HPS bulbs may be purchased that meet or exceed the following requirements:

Mogul base, cycling, up to 1000 watts 

  1. 24,000 hour minimum rated life
  2. 1 year minimum warranty
  3. TCLP-compliant mercury level

Other HPS lamps (including medium base, standby models, and other types)  

  1. 1 year minimum warranty
  2. TCLP-compliant mercury level preferred

Last updated

Last updated: 
February 12, 2014

Guide for City Staff

Need help switching to lighting that's Required above? 

  • Get funding for retrofits with the SF Public Utilities Commission: 415-554-2424, TOSullivan@sfwater.org.
  • Contact Steven Mesh, LC, IESNA, Pacific Energy Center, 415-972-5238, sdmn@pge.com.

Recycling Instructions

Hang posters where lighting is collected for recycling.

In City-owned buildings, pay for a pickup from your lighting vendor or SF Department of Public Health (SFDPH).

In privately-owned buildings, use companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

Guide for Small Businesses & Homes

  • Get a free on-site assessment for low-cost installation of energy-saving equipment. Contact SF Energy Watch, 415-355-3769. 
  • Recycle lighting with companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area or the rest of the U.S.

Guide for Large Organizations

  • Get a free on-site assessment for low-cost installation of energy-saving equipment. Contact SF Energy Watch, 415-355-3769.
  • Recycle lighting with companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area or the rest of the U.S.