Most street light maintenance is performed by Ameren Illinois or Corn Belt Energy. The City of Bloomington maintains ornamental street lights and parts of Corn Belt Energy street lights. The best way to report a street light outage is to contact your electricity provider, which is one of the two providers listed below:
Who do I contact if I want a streetlight installed in my neighborhood?
Streetlights are generally installed by developers. To ask specifically about streetlights in your neighborhood, please put your request in writing with location details and mail to City of Bloomington, Engineering Division, PO Box 3157, Bloomington IL 61702 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (309)434-2201.
Does the City have staff that maintains streetlights in the city?
The City Electricians are responsible for the ornamental lights in the city. They also maintain the pole, underground wire, fixtures and globes on Corn Belt Energy lights. Corn Belt Energy maintains the lamp and photocell. Ameren Illinois handles all issues with their lights.
Why do some streetlight bulbs look white and some look orange?
Different styles of light work at different color temperatures. The white lights use a mercury vapor or metal halide lamp while the orange lights use a high-pressure sodium lamp.
Why do I see some streetlights going on and off?
This indicates a high-pressure sodium lamp (orange light) is nearing the end of its life.
Why are some streetlights painted while others are not?
Older streetlights rust and need to be painted. The new standards both for the City and across the country specify aluminum flutes or galvanized poles that don’t require painting.
What can be done when a streetlight is a nuisance because of its location and brightness?
Please report it to the utility company about a possible solution.