The City of Santa Maria and PG&E are working to retrofit more than 5,000 street lights with LED Bulbs. Over the next several weeks the yellow lights in the city will be replaced with the new, more energy efficient LEDs. The project is being paid for by the city and will cost about $2 million. The money comes from the local gas tax and a low interest loan. PG&E spokesman Pat Mullen said "The benefits to the city are that they save over $240,000 plus these lights last significantly longer so it reduces their maintenance cost."