There are approximately 2,200 street lights within the Jackson city limits, most of which are owned and maintained by Consumers Energy. The other street lights, mainly located in the downtown area, are owned and maintained by the Engineering Division.
The city street lights are high-pressure sodium and energy efficient. They are designed and installed to provide a safe level of illumination on the roadways. The average light bulb has an effective life of about 4 years.
Street Light Outages
Street light problems can be reported by calling:
City street lights
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Engineering works with Consumers Energy to install new streetlights as requested by the Police Department, City Council members or citizens. When a request is received, department staff investigates the necessity of additional lighting based on the proximity of existing street lights.
If you believe a new street light would be beneficial in your neighborhood, you may call the traffic manager at 517-788-4160 to make a request.