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.
Supply Chain Status
For the past 2 years, SMECO has actively managed supply chain issues that threaten the co-op’s commitment to provide timely service to its customer-members. SMECO continues to diligently work with supply partners, standards organizations, and others to develop alternative solutions that address potential supply chain material shortages; however, these continuing global supply chain issues—from reduced factory output to shipping delays—are putting materials needed for new services and area lighting projects in tight supply. Please take the time to plan project needs well in advance and contact SMECO’s Engineering and Operations personnel in a timely fashion to help avoid potential new service and area light project delays.
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.
4 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% 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
- Pole Style: 30-foot wooden
- Lumens: ~3,900
- Light Distribution Type: V