Provide reliable, safe lighting for all residents and visitors, lighting the way for Angelenos.
LALights Network of streetlights is a world leader promoting sustainability and walkability for Los Angeles.
Community: Commit to the safety and security of our residents including fostering and supporting community connections.
Accessibility: Provide services and programs that are easily accessible, inclusive and responsive to our residents’ needs.
Equity: Dedicate to equitable service outcomes for our employees and residents.
Sustainability: Utilize efficient climate-friendly products and materials across agency operations and remain consistent with L.A.’s Green New Deal pLAn 2019.
The Bureau of Street Lighting designs, constructs, and maintains approximately 223,000 streetlights across the City of Los Angeles. The System has over 400 different styles ranging from modern to ornate/historic and illuminates two-thirds of the City. Street Lighting systems have several purposes as part of the City’s infrastructure:
- Provide public safety
- Enhance and assist transportation
- Enhance community identity
- Add aesthetic value to the City’s historic fabric
- A platform for City’s Smart Solutions (Smart Infrastructure)
The Bureau mission began in 1925 as the Bureau of Power and Lights, within the Department of Public Works. Throughout the years, lighting initiatives have expanded and evolved. Currently, the Bureau’s maintenance division responds to over 45,000 light outages each year, manages an expanding network of smart streetlights, and service solutions beyond the broadcast of light. The Bureau of Street Lighting is 100% special funded. Street Lighting maintenance is financed primarily by the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment Fund which generates $42 million annually. This fund covers all costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the City’s street lighting system.