In partnership with the City of Akron and The University of Akron, Ohio Edison is installing new LED streetlights in the neighborhood just south of the university. The project will improve visibility for motorists and pedestrians in the area, which is largely home to university students, and is expected to be complete by the end of May 2020.
The new LED streetlights are more efficient, have a longer service life and provide brighter, higher-quality light output that meaningfully improves visibility after dark. They also accommodate newer technologies that can be added in the future to increase safety, including motion sensors and cameras. Communities across FirstEnergy service areas in Ohio and elsewhere have noticed substantial improvements in visibility and security where LED streetlighting has been installed.