This department designs & maintains the City's street lighting system, which includes upgrading lighting fixtures for neighborhood and arterial lighting. The City of Fort Wayne has been installing LED street lights in various locations since 2010. The LED street lights typically use 60% less energy than traditional sodium or metal halide fixtures. The “cooler”, or “whiter” light allows the human eye to more easily discern the color of an object, a benefit to both motorists and law enforcement personnel. The city has chosen LED fixtures that are “Dark Sky” compliant, focusing the light on the roadway and sidewalk, and reducing light pollution. The new LED's are expected to last 7 times longer than standard light bulbs, and will require virtually no maintenance for 15-25 years. There are currently over 9,500 LED street light fixtures in use in the city. The city’s experience with LED technology dates to 2005, when all of the incandescent bulbs in the traffic signals were replaced with LED’s. This project saves taxpayers $145,000 annually in the cost of electricity. Click here to see current LED locations and tell us what you think.
To report a street light or alley light out, please call 427-8311 or 311 OR report here on-line. (Please provide the pole number located on the yellow, verticle tag labeled Street Light, the address of the light and a contact name and number in case there is a problem with the light).
Included on this page is a petition to request lighting improvements in alleys and streets within the City of Fort Wayne.
Street Light Engineering Standards - Residential Neighborhoods
Petition for Street / Alley Lighting Improvements
Cost Sharing for Neighborhood Projects