Street & Outdoor Lighting Resources

Municipalities and utilities across the Midwest are rapidly recognizing the benefits of replacing existing high-pressure sodium, metal halide, or mercury vapor street and outdoor lights with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Advantages include energy savings, visibility improvements, increased public safety, greater reliability, lower maintenance costs, reduced light pollution and networkability. MEEA provides a variety of information resources to help municipalities and utilities realize the benefits of LED street and outdoor lighting upgrades.

General Guidance

Learn how the Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC), U.S. DOE Better Buildings Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and MEEA's library of street lighting retrofit plans can help guide street lighting upgrades.

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Case Study Library

Across the Midwest and beyond, cities are at various stages of conversion; learn about a variety of cities' experiences by visiting MEEA's street lighting case study library.

Look up street and outdoor lighting terminology.

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Lighting Terminology Glossary

Interested in learning more or receiving technical assistance? 

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Financing & Financial Analysis

Before investing, analyze the cost and return on investment (ROI) a municipality can expect with an LED street light conversion and explore available financing solutions.

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Technology Guidance

LED street lighting products range from retrofit kits to new fixtures and from the latest smart system technology to more basic alternatives. Become better informed about the choices and tradeoffs.

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Control Systems

Wirelessly controlled adaptive street lighting offers great promise; discover the considerations to make before investing.

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Nick Moshage, Sr. Program Associate
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance