Municipality-Owned Street Lighting

Light the Way to Energy Savings

Street lighting is an important community service but can account for as much as 40% of a municipality's energy budget. Older, less efficient technologies are also more prone to failure and costly to maintain, adding to lighting costs. By upgrading street lights to high-efficiency LED-based fixtures, municipalities can reduce energy and operations costs by as much as 30–50%, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars.

Benefits of LED street lighting:

  • Reduce energy use — LED street lights use about 50% less energy

  • Longer life and lower maintenance costs

  • Better quality of light and more uniform illumination for improved security

  • Able to be networked or integrated with controls for enhanced safety

  • Reduce light pollution and wasted energy

  • Increased sustainability — LEDs contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable

If your community has been looking for ways to further reduce energy use and cut down maintenance costs, an upgrade to LED street lighting could be the perfect fit. If you would like assistance with a potential lighting project, we're here to help. Our Energy Advisors can provide a free energy consultation to advise you on lighting upgrades — and show you even more ways to reduce your energy use.

How to Get Cash Incentives

It’s simple to get started. Download the application guide and application and you can:

  • Get general information on the program
  • View answers to frequently asked questions
  • Determine eligibility
  • Get details on cash incentives
  • Apply for incentives (pre-approval required prior to any purchases)
  • Submit required final paperwork to the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program