The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit

Our mission is to improve, modernize and maintain the street lighting system in Detroit.


Spotlight on the News: Rebuilding Detroit's lights

On Sunday, February 1, Spotlight on the News gave an update the progress being made rebuilding Detroit's public lighting system.

(Photo: Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc.)

CEO Odis Jones and Board Chair Dr. Lorna Thomas... read more

Detroit streetlight repairs ahead of schedule

Detroit is ahead of schedule in fixing miles of broken streetlights, a visual emblem of the city’s decades-long decline that seemed to be...

(Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell Detroit Free Press)

The annual electric bill for all streetlights in Detroit is projected to drop to $3.4 million more

Public Lighting Authority achieves major milestones

DETROIT – The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit achieved two major milestones Tuesday in its mission to relight Detroit:

  • it has installed its 10,000th new LED street light and
  • it has closed on the $185 million bond issue that will finance the relighting of more