Street Lighting

SMECO offers a variety of street lights to enhance both the safety and the aesthetic appeal of your community.

Monthly rental charges are itemized in SMECO’s Street Lighting (SL) tariff. Rates range from $17 to $32 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).

To request street lighting, please complete and submit the street Lighting Service Request.

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.

The lead time for most of the street lights below is approximately 90 days. The lead time for multi-purpose roadway lights is approximately 120 days. If payment is required, SMECO will bill the customer, and the lead time will begin after SMECO receives payment.

Seven types of lights are available.

  • All new installations are LED energy-efficient lights, 3,000 Kelvin, unless noted.
  • 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.

If you would like these lights in your community, or if you have any questions, please contact SMECO. We also offer Residential Area Lights for customers who would like outdoor lights at their homes.

Standard Post Top LightStandard Post Top Light:

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

Also available as a Residential Area 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 Residential Area Light.

 

Colonial Post Top LightColonial Post Top Light:

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

Also available as a Residential Area Light.

 

Colonial Post Top LightColonial Post Top Light:

Pole Style: 16-foot fiberglass
Lumens: ~11,000
Light Distribution Type: V
Color: Black

Also available as a Residential Area Light.

 

Acorn Post Top LightAcorn Post Top Light:

Pole Style: 12-foot decorative straight fluted pole
Lumens: ~6,000
Light Distribution Type: III
Color: Black

 

Cobra Head Roadway
Cobra Head Roadway:

Pole Style: Aluminum bracket/arm (8 to 18 feet)
Lamp Source: LED
Lumens: ~5,000
Kelvin: 4,000
Light Distribution Type: III

 

Cobra Head Roadway
Cobra Head Roadway:

Pole Style: Aluminum bracket/arm (8 to 18 feet)
Lamp Source: LED
Lumens: ~12,000
Kelvin: 4,000
Light Distribution Type: III

 

Conversion to LED lights:

SMECO will convert all existing street lighting to LED lighting based on a planned rollout. If your community currently has metal halide or high pressure sodium lighting, your neighborhood association may request conversion to LED lighting; however, you will need to follow the schedule described in SMECO’s SL tariff. Conversions may take from 90 to 180 days to complete based on how many applicants are in queue.

Glossary:

Light Distribution Types (see engineering guide for diagrams)

  • II – Narrow light distribution; typically a lateral width of 25 degrees; ideal for sidewalks.
  • III – Asymmetrical light distribution; typically a lateral width of 40 degrees; ideal for roadway and sidewalks.
  • V – Symmetrical light distribution, where the intensity is the same in all 360 degrees of the light.

Lumens – Measurement of light, one foot-candle is one lumen per square foot.

Kelvin – a measurement of color temperature, a way to describe the light appearance provided by a light bulb; 3000K provides a warm white or pale yellow hue; 7000K provides a cool white or pale blue hue.

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