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Streetlights in Distressed Communities

Supporting Vibrant Communities with Free Streetlight Upgrades
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PROJECT SNAPSHOT: South Suburban Village
Number of Upgraded Fixtures 122
Estimated Annual Energy Savings 154,249 kWh (70% savings)
Estimated Annual Electric Cost Savings $6,1702

Communities experiencing economic hardship may qualify to receive FREE streetlight upgrades from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program!1

Reduce Costs

The enhancements provided through this offering can help lower your energy bills and reduce maintenance costs on your municipally-owned streetlights.

For example, LED streetlights use about 50 to 75% less energy and on average last longer than traditional streetlight technologies.

Improve Health and Safety

Lower the risk of accidents and enhance security with LED streetlights. LEDs burn out less frequently, reach full brightness instantly, and deliver clear and crisp illumination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for free streetlights?

Municipal customers that have municipally-owned streetlights. To find out if your organization qualifies, email BusinessEE@ComEd.com or call 855-433-2700.

What is the cost to my municipality for these improvements?

  • ComEd will cover the cost of labor for an approved Energy Efficiency Service Provider to install the LED streetlights up to $150 per unit.
  • Material will be covered up to the maximum reimbursable cost listed in the table below.
Existing Fixture Wattage 400-Watt Replacement 310-Watt Replacement 250-Watt Replacement 150-Watt Replacement Retrofit Kits
Price Range per Fixture $300-$400 $275-$325 $200-$250 $100-$200 $200-$400
Maximum Reimbursable Cost per Unit3 $350 $300 $225 $150 $300

What energy efficiency opportunities are included?

The cost of LED fixtures or retrofit kits and installation of these products are included. All other costs such as poles, wiring, painting and controller modifications are outside the scope of this offer. Streetlight improvement projects must be pre-approved by ComEd and are subject to site verification.

Can we install equipment ourselves?

Customers may install the equipment but they will not receive an incentive for labor.

Can we choose the LED streetlight replacement product?

Customers choose which LED product to install that meets the LED streetlight incentive eligibility requirements. However, costs that exceed the maximum reimbursable cost from the table above is the customer’s responsibility.

To be eligible for these incentives, all installations must be completed and all final applications must be submitted by November 19, 2021. Funding is available through November 19, 2021 or until the promotional incentives are fully reserved.


1To determine community eligibility, ComEd uses data from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Economic Innovation Group. The data factors poverty rates, unemployment rates, median income, education levels and housing vacancy rates.

2Assumes 4,104 dusk-to-dawn operating hours per year and an electricity rate of 4 cents per kWh

3Maximum reimbursable cost does not include the cost of labor

Ready to Make a Change?

Get More Info

Head over to Business Types or Public Sector for energy-reducing ideas specific to your organization.

Send an Email

Email us at BusinessEE@ComEd.com or PublicSectorEE@ComEd.com

Give Us a Call

Call us at 1-855-433-2700 during normal business hours to speak with a ComEd Energy Efficiency Program representative.

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded in compliance with state law.

Offers are subject to change.

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