YAKIMA, Wash. -

The city of Yakima has changed about 400 downtown street lights to LEDs and plans to replace almost all 4,000 street lights in the city.

Streets and Traffic Operations Manager Joe Rosenlund tells KIMA LEDs provide better light and will save energy and maintenance costs over the old high-pressure sodium street lights.

The city plans to change the lights in the fall at a cost of about $1.5 million. It hopes a state grant and rebate from Pacific Power will help cover the cost.