LED Street & Area Lights

LED Street Lights

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has approved an LED (light-emitting diode) rate for PPL Electric Utilities customers that will apply to leased streetlights and area lights across our system with LED fixtures. Effective January 1, 2016, PPL customers may request to convert their existing high pressure sodium and mercury vapor streetlights and area lights to more efficient LED fixtures. 

The rates for these lights are for their maintenance and repair and do not cover the cost of the power to operate the lights. As with power for their home or business, customers can shop for their electricity to save money over the price to compare.

LED fixtures are longer lasting, higher light quality,and significantly  more efficient than high-pressure sodium or mercury vapor fixtures thereby  using significantly less electricity to produce the same light output.*

*PPL can’t guarantee cost savings through LED streetlight conversions.

Victorian-style lights. No option to convert this type of fixture to LED.

Customer Portal

Logging into the customer portal lets you get an estimate of the cost to convert existing streetlights or area lights to LEDs. You’ll need your account number and last bill amount to start the process.

You’ll also be able to use the portal to place a request for conversions of some or all of your existing lights.

There will be an up-front charge to replace fixtures less than 10 years old. The charge is on a sliding scale, and is less for older lights. There would be no up-front charge for lights more than 10 years old. In addition, there is an extra charge for high-end specialty fixtures. Extra charges will apply for certain low-mount and high-mount light styles.

Portal Tutorial

Before using the portal, you may want to view the tutorial on how to use the tool to estimate the cost of conversion.  It’s easy. We’ll walk you through it. 

View tutorial

Repairs/New lights

To request a streetlight or area light repair, or a new light in connection with new construction, call 1-800-DIAL-PPL. (1-800-342-5775).