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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, as well as networkability. MEEA provides a variety of information resources to help Midwestern municipalities and utilities realize the benefits of LED street and outdoor lighting upgrades.

General Guidance
Case Study Library
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.
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.
Lighting Terminology Glossary
Financing & Financial Analysis
Look up street and outdoor lighting terminology.
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.
Technology Guidance
Control Systems
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.
Wirelessly controlled adaptive street lighting offers great promise; discover the considerations to make before investing.

Interested in learning more or receiving technical assistance? Contact us today:

Rose Jordan, Program Manager
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance