LEDs in Your Neighborhood

Ameren Illinois has launched a ten-year initiative to replace older outdoor street and area lighting with higher efficiency LED technology.

LEDs have become the driving force in the evolution of street lighting. The combination of improved nighttime visibility and safety, reduced maintenance/operational costs, no toxic chemicals and a decrease in carbon emission has made LED lighting a top consideration for customers and utility companies everywhere.


Ameren Illinois is upgrading older technology with LED lighting during a normal maintenance visit to a light at no cost to the customer. Normal maintenance includes replacing a burned out or damaged bulb.

To help keep costs low, Ameren Illinois will not take a geographical approach and go community-by-community replacing lights. Doing so would increase the cost of installation.

The upgrade to LED includes a new fixture called a luminaire. The luminaire emits light at a temperature of 3000 Kelvin (K) which is the recommended color for streetlights based on guidance from the American Medical Association. At this temperature, the light produces a warm white glow similar to moonlight.

Lighting customers can opt to pay a $250 per fixture fee to have a particular fixture(s) upgraded to LED outside of normal routine maintenance or repair.

Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency has incentives available to assist in these upgrades. Click here to learn more.

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