Residential Area Lights

Area lights are for customer-members who want to have an outdoor light installed at their home.

Monthly rental charges are itemized in SMECO’s Area Lighting (AL) tariff. Rates range from $12 to $25 per month based on the style of pole and light you choose. 

Installation charges are based on the estimated costs of SMECO facilities required to serve the light, such as cable and conduit (transformer costs are not charged).

The applicant is responsible for determining where to install the light, and the location must comply with all state, county, and local ordinances. (SMECO will not be held responsible for light placement.) See the SMECO Lighting Engineering Guide for design assistance.

After SMECO receives the completed application, the lead time for installation is approximately 90 days. If payment is required, SMECO will bill the customer, and the lead time will begin after SMECO receives payment.

Four types of lights are available.

  • All new installations are LED energy-efficient lights, 3,000 Kelvin.
  • All area lights are dark-sky compliant with 100 percent total cutoff (no upward light).
  • For 16-foot fiberglass poles, a portion of the pole will be buried, so the light will be about 12 feet from the ground.
  • All lights and rates are subject to change.

Standard Post Top Light

Standard Post Top Light:

Pole Style: 16-foot fiberglass
Lumens: ~3,900
Light Distribution Type: III
Color: Black

Also available as a Street Light.

 

Colonial Post Top LightColonial Post Top Light:

Pole Style: 16-foot fiberglass
Lumens: ~5,000
Light Distribution Type: II
Color: Black

Also available as a Street Light.

 

Colonial Post Top Light Colonial Post Top Light:

Pole Style: 16-foot fiberglass
Lumens: ~5,000
Light Distribution Type: V
Color: Black

Also available as a Street Light.

 

Area Light
Area Light:

Pole Style: 30-foot wooden
Lumens: ~3,900
Light Distribution Type: V

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