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Outdoor Lighting: Additional Information

Rates

Our Outdoor Lighting program has various rates depending on wattage, style of fixture and pole, and specific lighting program selected such as the leased or purchase options.

Street light systems installed and owned by Xcel Energy provide flat rate energy, as well as a full maintenance package. To obtain an estimate for a specific lighting program send us an email or contact us at 800-960-6235.

For more information, view our rate schedules

Lighting Location Information for Municipalities

A representative from your municipality can call 1-800-960-6235 to request a list of street light locations for non-metered lights. You can also visit our Street Light and Facility Information Portal (external link). Note: Only one person can register for an account, but the password may be shared with others within the city. You will need your city's account number when registering to view this information.

Request a Nightwatch Light

To request a Nightwatch* installation and/or receive information on installation criteria please call our business office at 800-960-6235.

View our Nightwatch light rates Click on A07 Auto Protective Light from the sidebar menu.

Please note: Mercury Vapor and High-Pressure Sodium Area lights are no longer available for new installations. Xcel Energy will convert all Area lights to LED upon failure or repair request. LED is not currently available for our Directional lights.

*Nightwatch lights are also referred to as Automatic Protective Lighting Service in Xcel Energy’s rate schedule and on the billing.

led area nightwatch light

 hps directional nightwatch light

LED Area Nightwatch

HPS Directional Nightwatch

 

Product Offerings

Below you will find available styles of outdoor lighting. You can also call us at 1-800-960-6235 and we’d be happy to set up an appointment to review options with you in person. Sorry, we can’t meet with individual residents. If you’re a resident, you’ll need to speak to your city hall.

LED Evans

The LED Evans intelligent design will revitalize any community roadway with a sophisticated style.

COLORS: Bronze, Black, Green. Available on pole style "D" only.

 

evans light

 led traditional light

LED Traditional

Displays the old-fashioned charm of traditional area lighting, enhancing any setting with distinctive styling. Downlight configuration delivers uniform and efficient illumination to pedestrian and roadway applications.

COLORS: Dark Bronze, Black. Available on 18' pole style A only. Dark Sky Friendly.

LED Acorn

Add historic sophistication with one of the many globes that found their way onto the city streets of North America in the early 20th century.

COLORS: Dark Bronze, Black, Federal Green. Available on pole style A (aluminum), B or C.

 led acorn light
 led lantern light

LED Lantern

One of the most versatile luminaires offered with acrylic lens or no lens, the beauty of yesteryear with the superior lighting performance standards of today.

COLORS: Dark Bronze, Black, Federal Green. Available on pole style A (aluminum), B or C.

LED Cobra

Appreciated for function and form that contributes to the safety and security of well-lit streets for your residents and business patrons.

COLORS: Grey, Dark Bronze, Black, Federal Green. Available on 30' pole style A only. Dark Sky Friendly.

 led cobra light
 led contemporary light

LED Contemporary

Optical assembly designed for maximum performance. Die-cast aluminum housing and spun aluminum hood for long-life performance.

COLORS: Light Grey, Black. Available on 18' pole style A only.

LED Post Top Luminaire Modern

High-performance optics and elegant form factor provides a modern lighting option.

COLORS: Light Grey, Dark Bronze, Black, Federal Green. Available on 18' pole style A only. Dark Sky Friendly.

 led post top modern light

Poles - Styles A, B, C & D

pole styles

Style A (not shown) 

A round, smooth tapered shaft available in varying heights, anchor based or direct buried. Fiberglass – 18’ or 30’ direct buried. COLORS: BRONZE ONLY Aluminum – 18’ direct buried. COLORS: BRONZE, BLACK & GREEN Aluminum – 30’ base mounted. COLORS: BRONZE & GREEN

Style B - Columbus

An aluminum decorative pole with a 15 ft. fixture mounting height. This pole comes in both a 19 ft. direct buried version and a 15 ft. base mounted with decorative base. COLORS: BRONZE, BLACK & GREEN.

Style C - Washington 

A fluted base mounted pole with a 15 ft. fixture mounting height. Available in both fiberglass and aluminum. COLORS: BRONZE, BLACK & GREEN.

Style D - Evans 

A decorative base mounted fluted aluminum pole with a 25 ft. fixture mounting height. COLORS: BRONZE, BLACK, & GREEN. Available only with the Evans fixture.

Contact Us

We’re here to help! Contact our professional and courteous support services team for any of your outdoor lighting questions, concerns, or streetlight outage reporting.

825 Rice Street 3rd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55117

Phone: 1-800-960-6235
Email: outdoorlighting@xcelenergy.com
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (with the exception of holidays)

Additional Resources

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Flexible Choices

Designer Plus

Reduce your monthly operating expenses by paying for installation and equipment at the time of construction. 

Construction Cost = Total Cost of Installation 

Maintenance Cost = $5.00 - $8.00 Monthly (based on lamp wattage & underground/overhead service) 

Benefits 

  • Reduces your monthly operating budget 50% by paying for the installation of the product up front 
  • Significantly increased product options from standard to decorative lighting 
  • Worry-free full maintenance package 

Standard Lease 

Lease your system over 25 years with little or no capital up front. 

Construction Cost = Approximately $0 - $1000 (based on normal installation requirements to unusual installation requirements) 

Maintenance Cost = $10.00 - $18.00 Monthly (based on lamp wattage & underground/overhead service) 

Benefits 

  • Allows you to defer most of the costs of installation of our standard traditional lighting into a monthly operating budget 
  • Worry-free full maintenance package

Monthly Operating Expenses

Based on the installation package and product type, your monthly rate may include energy, maintenance or a combination of both. Rates are determined using the following criteria: 

  • Xcel Energy owned vs. customer owned system 
  • Overhead vs. underground facilities 
  • Lamps from 70 to 1000 watts with an option of High Pressure Sodium (HPS) or Metal Halide 
  • Standard vs. decorative fixture and pole 
  • Partial maintenance vs. full maintenance 

Rates for Xcel Energy-owned systems, including maintenance and energy, range from $5.45 to $40.10 per month. Maintenance only for customer owned systems ranges from $2.15 to $17.15 per month

Maintenance Services

Full Maintenance Package

Includes: 

  • Replacement of burned-out lamps, broken or damaged glassware, failed ballasts, starters, electronic photo-controls & fuses and worn gaskets 
  • Scheduled group lamp replacement 
  • Cleaning lens and interior of luminaire 

Xcel Energy will perform the above maintenance items in addition to supplying and stocking materials, making all repairs and replacement of luminaires, wiring and poles. 

Fixture Maintenance Package

Includes: 

  • Replacement of burned-out lamps, broken or damaged glassware, failed ballasts, starters, electronic photo-controls & fuses and worn gaskets 
  • Scheduled group lamp replacement 

Customer will make all repairs and replacements, except those maintenance items above, which shall be performed by Xcel Energy. 

Partial Maintenance Package A 

Includes: 

  • Replacement of burned-out lamps, failed electronic photo-controls & fuses 
  • Cleaning lens and interior of luminaire 
  • Scheduled group lamp replacement 

Customer will make all repairs and replacements, furnishing and installing all replacement glassware, gaskets, ballasts and starters except those maintenance items above which shall be performed by Xcel Energy. 

Partial Maintenance Package B

Includes: 

  • Replacement of burned-out lamps, failed electronic photo-controls & fuses 
  • Cleaning lens and interior of luminaire 
  • Scheduled group lamp replacement 
  • Furnish labor only to install customer furnished glassware, ballasts, starters and gaskets 

Customer will purchase and stock at a convenient location, all glassware, ballast assemblies, starters and gaskets.

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