The safety of the traveling public is
the City's primary objective when installing street lights. As a matter of
policy, street lights are installed according to the following
Arterials: (Major streets such
as Wadsworth and Kipling): Lighting units (250 watt) along arterials are
spaced at a minimum of 150 feet on alternating sides of the street. All
intersections are provided with street lighting.
Collectors: (Examples include Garrison, Mississippi, 20th
Ave.): Lighting units (250 watt) along collectors are spaced at a minimum of
250 feet on alternating sides of the street. All intersections are
provided with street lighting.
developer for new housing areas zoned residential, or similarly-zoned
planned developments, installs curb or driveway lighting on a photocell for
each property instead of street lights.
units will be installed along existing local streets only upon petition of
a majority of the adjacent property owners and when the City determines
there is a traffic hazard.
The City does not install
private property lighting. If you are concerned about the security of your
home or other possessions, please consider installing additional lighting on
You will also find valuable information on protecting
your property here: http://www.lakewood.org/Police/Crime_Prevention/Protect_Your_Property/Protect_Your_Property.aspx
Private area lighting can also be purchased from Xcel Energy,
but a City permit may be required for installation. If you would like more
information on security lighting for your personal
property, please contact Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999.
Energy owns and maintains over 7,500 street lights for the City of
Lakewood. To report an outage or other problem with an Xcel
light, visit http://www.xcelenergy.com/Outages_and_Emergencies/Report_Outage or
You will need the following information:
most light poles have an Xcel tag with a series of numbers on it.
Providing these numbers when reporting a problem is the best way to
ensure Xcel can locate the problem light.
allow a minimum of twelve business days for a repair to be made.
If the repair has not been made within that time frame,
contact Traffic Engineering at
303-987-7980 or make a service request through Request Lakewood, and
the City will contact Xcel to follow up.
If you are
experiencing a general power outage in your area,
please contact Xcel Energy at