Outdoor Lighting

Our Georgia Power outdoor lighting team has the knowledge and experience to design systems to fit your needs, whether that means a few lights or cameras or a complete outdoor lighting or camera system. We provide quality, reliability and value in outdoor lighting and surveillance cameras anywhere in the state, even if your electricity is not provided by Georgia Power.

Why use Georgia Power?

Georgia Power is your full-service partner for lighting and camera system design, product selection, installation and maintenance on your design projects.

  • Site Evaluation and System Design - Professional lighting and camera expertise at no charge 
  • Lighting and Camera Product Selection - A wide selection of light fixtures, poles, and cameras from top manufacturers
  • Installation - Experienced, professional installation crews
  • Purchase or Lease of The Lighting System - Purchase and lease options are available
  • Ongoing Lighting and Camera System Maintenance - Maintenance included with lease; maintenance contract option with purchase

To learn more about outdoor lighting and surveillance cameras for industrial, commercial, residential, multifamily and governmental projects from Georgia Power, click the link below. 

Benefits of good Outdoor Lighting

  • Improve Safety and Security for people, property and vehicles
  • Reduce potential liability and costs associated with inadequate lighting
  • Improve property value – well-lit property and buildings attract tenants, clients, shoppers and employees
  • Energy Efficiency and environmental stewardship

 

 

Contact an Outdoor Lighting Specialist

Explore Your Options

Multi-Family

Area Fixtures

Governmental LED Roadway

Residential

Commercial

Industrial

Leasing Benefits

Leasing provides the option of paying a monthly charge for the use of a lighting or camera system instead of paying the full cost of the equipment and installation up front. When you lease lights from Georgia Power, you won't have to worry about your lights and cameras again. Our customer service representatives will answer your call for service 24/7, and your outdoor lights and cameras will be quickly repaired and maintained on an ongoing basis by our professional lighting service technicians.

Enjoy the Benefits of Leasing:

  • No up-front costs
  • Fast, expert repair/replacement of inoperative lights / cameras
  • No repair hassles
  • Parts in stock for quick repair/replacement

Design-A-Light

Use this tool to view various fixture and pole options in a variety of settings.  Our most popular fixtures and poles are shown here. Additional color/finish options, fixture and pole choices are available.

Design Now

LED Lighting

Georgia Power offers light-emitting diode (LED) lighting for select street and area lighting applications. Energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly LED outdoor lighting offers additional benefits including enhanced lighting quality, long fixture life and reduced/eliminated light trespass. 

LED Project Profiles

Residential Outdoor Lighting

Adding outdoor lighting from Georgia Power is a great way to give you peace of mind about security. It's an affordable way to help protect what is most important to you – your family. And the flat monthly amount for outdoor lighting is simply added to your power bill.

 

Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

  • Makes your property and family more safe and secure at night.
  • Enhances backyard recreation – from courts to sports – after dark.
Contact an Outdoor Lighting Specialist

Report a Street Light Outage

Light out on your street? Use our interactive map tool to let us know exaclty where the outage is located.

Report Outage

Area Fixtures

Whether it's a parking lot, office park, distribution center, apartment complex or retail shopping, Georgia Power has the right area-lighting fixture to provide nighttime illumination and enhance safety and security.

These light fixtures are available in several input wattages and light-distribution patterns with either a high-pressure sodium (HPS) or metal halide (MH) light source.

Contact us for additional fixtures that are available to meet your needs.

*Standard utility fixtures referenced by Georgia Power outdoor lighting rates/tariffs.

Available Light Fixtures

Vision

Galleria

Tribute

Talon

Floods*

Cobra*

Open Bottom*


SiteView™

SiteViewuses leading edge, high-definition camera technology to provide exterior surveillance for commercial, industrial and governmental customers. Visible surveillance equipment can deter criminal activity and provide safety and security for people, vehicles and property.

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Genetec™ AutoVu™ SharpV LPR

Outdoor Lighting Resources and Position Statements

In addition to our many years of experience providing quality, affordable outdoor lighting to customers throughout the state – and tens of thousands of lights installed and maintained – we are members of, and participate in, many lighting-industry organizations. Our leadership roles in many of these organizations enable us to stay on the cutting edge of outdoor lighting technology as well as lighting-industry trends, products, procedures, legislation, ordinances and regulations.

Georgia Power Position Statement on Light Pollution

Light pollution has become a significant issue for many communities, as well as some national and international organizations. Light pollution is defined as "any adverse effect of artificial light, including sky glow, glare, light trespass, light clutter, decreased visibility at night, and energy waste."

 

Our outdoor lighting experts combine their design skills with a wide range of products to offer systems that meet our customers' performance, safety, security and economic criteria while minimizing sky glow and light trespass.

  • Evaluate need for lighting.
  • Determine appropriate light level based on IESNA guidelines.
  • Contain light and glare within property lines with proper pole and lamp selection and placement.
  • Consider controls that allow lights to be turned off or to reduce light levels during inactive periods.

 

We anticipate awareness of light pollution will continue to grow as new research is published concerning its relationship to health, ecology, wildlife, etc. For additional information on outdoor lighting and Georgia Power's commitment to offering innovative ideas, please contact us at 1-888-655-5888.

Georgia Power Position Statement on Light Emitting Diode (LED) Outdoor Lighting Systems

Outdoor lighting systems using new Solid-State LED technology have attracted considerable news media attention and public interest. Since 2008, Georgia Power has tested and evaluated this technology and monitored the progress being made to make this a viable light source option for our customers for outdoor lighting applications. Information from LED and lighting fixture manufacturers and professional organizations including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been included in our review and evaluation process.

 

Georgia Power believes LED is a very viable outdoor lighting technology, offering energy savings, long life, reduced maintenance, surface illuminance uniformity and the ability to more precisely control light distribution for outdoor lighting applications.

 

With the advances made in the development of solid-state lighting technology and the availability of LED lighting products for roadway and area lighting applications, Georgia Power, in January 2012, added to its product offering LED outdoor lighting products for select applications from manufacturers whose products met our quality and performance criteria. We expect that the ongoing progress and improvements being made in LED outdoor lighting will enable us to continue adding LED products for additional lighting applications to meet our customer's needs.

 

For additional information, please contact Georgia Power at 1-888-655-5888.

Light Sources

HID or High-Intensity Discharge is a general term used to designate four different types of lamps commonly used for outdoor lighting: mercury vapor, low-pressure sodium, high-pressure sodium and metal halide. HID lamps require a warm-up period to reach full light output. A momentary loss of power can cause the HID fixture to re-strike and have to warm up again – a process that can take up to 15 minutes.

  • Mercury Vapor (MV) lamps, in use since the late 1940s, produce a distinctive bluish-green light and provide poor color rendition. MV light output gets steadily dimmer with age while using the same amount of energy. The mercury vapor lamp is considered obsolete by today's standards. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 banned the production, import and sale of mercury vapor ballasts and fixtures effective January 1, 2008.
  • Low-Pressure Sodium (LPS) lamps release a monochromatic yellow light and provide poor color rendition. As LPS lamps age, they start to use substantial amounts of energy but continue to provide the same amount of light. LPS is not widely used in street and area lighting applications.
  • High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps, first used around 1970, are the dominant type of HID light source in use on American roads. HPS produces an amber-white light, but they provide poor color rendering, meaning that colors cannot be differentiated. HPS lamps are a very efficient light source and have a relatively long and reliable life span.
  • Metal Halide (MH) lamps produce an intense white light and provide very good color rendition. MH lamps provide a high efficacy (lumens per watt) and moderately long bulb life (up to 15,000 hours). MH is widely used for area lighting of commercial, industrial and public spaces such as parking lots and for security lighting.

 

Induction lighting systems are electrode-less and are very similar to conventional fluorescent lighting systems.  Induction lighting systems are composed of an electronic ballast (used to generate a high-frequency electronic current), a lamp or discharge vessel (filled with a mixture of gases, including mercury), and a power coupler (an induction coil to convert the high-frequency electronic current into a magnetic field within the discharge vessel). Induction outdoor lighting systems are energy-efficient when compared to mercury vapor, but not when compared to HPS, and provide white light with good color rendering (80+ CRI), quick ignition and re-ignition, and a rated life of up to 100,000 hours. Photometric performance does not compare well to HPS for outdoor lighting applications.

 

LED or Light-Emitting Diode technology is rapidly becoming competitive with high-intensity discharge light sources for outdoor lighting applications.Well-designed LED outdoor lighting luminaires can provide the required surface illuminance using less energy and with improved uniformity compared to HID light sources. LED luminaires may also have significantly longer life (50,000 hours or more) with better lumen maintenance. Other advantages of LED include that they contain no mercury, lead or other known disposal hazards and they come on instantly without a warm-up or re-strike delay. LED technology is improving rapidly in areas of efficacy, color quality, optical design, heat management and cost, and is compatible with dimming and controls systems.

 

LEP or Light-Emitting Plasma technology is an emerging light source and a possible choice for high-lumen outdoor lighting applications. The LEP system consists of an emitter, driver and power supply. LEP is a category of solid-state lighting but is not an LED. With LEP, a solid-state device is used to generate radio frequency energy which powers a plasma light source (quartz capsule embedded in a ceramic puck). Light emitting plasma technology promises high-lumen output, good color rendering, long life, energy efficiency, reduced maintenance requirements, and compatibility with dimming and controls systems.

Bright Ideas Newsletter

Georgia Power's Outdoor Lighting newsletter provides information to keep you informed and up-to-date on current issues and trends in outdoor lighting; new lighting technology; outdoor lighting regulations, ordinances and legislation; outdoor lighting and crime prevention; new products; industry standards and testing; light-emitting diodes (LED) lighting installations; and more.

 

  • Volume 13 Find the latest on lighting industry news.
  • Volume 12 Find the latest on lighting industry news.
  • Volume 11 Find the latest on lighting industry news; lighting industry standards, regulations and legislation; intelligent lighting systems; and more.
  • Volume 10 Find the latest on outdoor lighting, lighting industry news, new outdoor lighting industry standards, new-technology lighting installations, and more.
  • Volume 9 Find information aboutn outdoor lighting for parking facilities, lighting industry news, new outdoor-lighting industry standards, and new-technology lighting installations.
  • Volume 8 Learn more about t outdoor lighting and crime prevention, industrywide technology updates, development of testing standards, and new installations.
  • Volume 7 Find information on outdoor-lighting technology, outdoor lighting and crime prevention, and lighting legislation.
  • Volume 6 Learn more about outdoor-lighting technology, the Model Lighting Ordinance, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and more.
  • Volume 5 Learn more about "dark skies" ordinances, information about LED Outdoor Lighting, and more.Learn more about "dark skies" ordinances, information about LED Outdoor Lighting, and more.
  • Volume 4 Find the latest on "dark skies" ordinances and how you can utilize the best in outdoor lighting while meeting your community's needs as well.
  • Volume 3 Find out why your outdoor areas and facilities will stay "lighter, longer" next year, learn how keeping your outdoor-lighting needs in mind when planning your annual budget makes good business sense, and read about Albany State University's successful implementation of new outdoor lighting.
  • Volume 2 Learn more about the Georgia Power/Savannah Electric merger, leasing options, and "dark skies" regulation.
  • Volume 1 Welcome to the first edition of Bright Ideas. Georgia Power's Outdoor Lighting newsletter offers information to help you learn about what outdoor lighting can do for your business, including new product highlights and lighting resources. Bright Ideas is published periodically to keep you up-to-date on the latest outdoor lighting.