Outdoor Residential Lighting | DTE Energy (2023)

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Outdoor Residential Lighting to Protect Your Home

Outdoor Protective Lighting provides maintenance-free exterior lighting service to your home. Protecting your property and neighborhood with efficient and affordable outdoor lighting is easy with DTE Energy.

Outdoor Lighting is a Smart Investment

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View our 2022

Lighting Catalog

Check out the lighting options to keep your property safe, secure and well-lit.


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Shine a light on your home

Choose between five decorative lamp post styles to accessorize your front lawn and brighten your neighborhood.


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Ensure your home isn't

left in the dark!

Enhance the safety and security of your home by adding outdoor lighting solutions to meet the needs of you and your loved ones.


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Safety & Security

Trespassers and criminals do not want to be seen. That’s why lighting your property is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to increase your home’s security. Outdoor lighting helps improve the safety of your neighbors as well, when they’re passing by your property at night.

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Lower Costs

Whether you’re installing lights for the first time, or replacing old lights, DTE offers energy-efficient lighting products that deliver optimal performance while keeping energy costs low. And there will be no surprises with DTE’s affordable and predictable monthly fees.

Worry-free Service

Interruptions to outdoor lighting can happen for many different reasons including power outages,mechanical issues or scheduled equipment maintenance. DTE provides maintenance 24 hours per day,seven days per week, 365 days per year to ensure your property is safely lit!

Enhance Property Value

Well-designed lighting can transform your home’s exterior appearance, making it a neighborhood showpiece. Lighting adds ambiance and character and can create a more welcoming environment. Lighting also increases curb appeal and can make your home look great in photographs – all of which increase your property value in the real estate market.

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Explore our Lighting Solutions

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Lighting Catalog

Check out the lighting options to keep your property safe, secure and well-lit.


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Each product sheet contains detailed information, including location application, installation requirements, performance specs and color distribution. Learn more about our lighting portfolio in the product sheets below or design a light using our interactive tool.

Acorn Series >
Colonial Series >
LED Flood Series >
LED Roadway Series >
NEMA Head Series >
HPS Roadway Series >
LED Area Light Series >

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Solution Sheets

Whether you need a singlelight or hundreds of lights, we’ll deliver a custom solution tailored to your unique needs. If you’re a homeowner who needs additional light around your house or condo, or a member of a homeowners’ association looking to enhance safety and ambiance — and improve property values, we’ve got you covered.

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Lighting Terms and DefinitionsLighting Terms and Definitions

Color Rendering

The effect a light source has on the color appearance of an object when compared to its color appearance under a reference light source. The Color Rendering Index (CRI) scale ranges from 0 to 100 - higher values indicating better color rendering with less color shift to object.

Correlated Color Temperature (CCT)

The color appearance of light produced by a light source measured by the Kelvin Scale (K). Color temperatures of light sources may range in appearance between warm white (1,800K – 3,000K), cool white (3100K - 4500K) and daylight (4,600K - 6,500K).

Efficacy

Total luminous flux emitted divided by the total power input of a luminaire. It is expressed in lumens per watt (L/W).

Efficiency

The total amount of light emitted by a luminaire divided by the total amount of light emitted by a light source (lamp, light emitting diode, etc.). Less light is absorbed, internally, by higher efficiency luminaires.

Footcandle (fc)

A unit of measure for luminance equal to a uniformly distributed flux of one lumen incident upon one square foot of surface area.

HID

A high intensity discharge (HID) light source produces an electric arc to generate light in a stabilized arc tube. HID lighting sources include mercury vapor, metal halide, and high pressure sodium.

Lamp

A device that produces light by means of an electric arc generated through electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent arc tube. High-intensity discharge lamps, incandescent lamps and fluorescent lamps are typically used for outdoor lighting.

Lamp Lumen Depreciation

A factor used in lighting calculations to account for the light loss that takes place in a lamp due to the gradual decay in lumen output over a specified period of burning time.

Lens

A component of a luminaire used to redirect light to control the light distribution. Lenses are composed of glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate materials.

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Light Emitting Diode (LED)

A light source that becomes illuminated by the movement of electrons through a semiconductor material.

Light Loss Factor (LLF)

A product of several depreciation factors used in lighting design to predict a luminaires performance over a predetermined number of operating hours. These factors include lamp lumen depreciation (LLD), luminaire dirt depreciation (LDD), atmospheric conditions, voltage regulation, maintenance procedures, etc.

Light Trespass

An encroachment of unwanted light, across property boundary lines, that may cause a nuisance or loss of privacy to neighboring properties.

Lighting Distribution

A luminaire classification system describing the lateral and vertical light projected or dispersed from a luminaire. Typical roadway and area light luminaire classifications range from Type 1 to Type 5 lighting distributions.

Lumen

The unit of measurement for light output or luminous flux.

Luminaire (outdoor lighting fixture)

A luminaire is a complete electric light unit consisting of varying components assembled as a system to generate light, direct and/or diffuse light, house and protect the lighting components, and connect the lighting components to a power supply.

Luminaire Dirt Depreciation (LDD)

A factor used in lighting calculations to account for the light loss due to the accumulation of dirt on the luminaire. The LDD is contingent upon environment, cleaning schedules and the type of luminaire used.

Mounting Height

The vertical distance between the luminaire and the surface to be lighted. It includes both the pole length and the base above grade to which the pole is mounted.

Optical System

A component of a luminaire used to control light output or distribution. A luminaire may consist of a lens, mirror, glass or plastic globe, or a combination of these components to control light.

Lighting Ordinances (Municipal)

Rules, regulations and codes enacted into law by local governing bodies that define outdoor lighting standards and submittal requirements. Ordinance rules are typically restricted by zoning classifications; residential, commercial and industrial.

Reflector

A specular or diffuse surface used to reflect or redirect light produced from a light source.

Refractor

A prismatic lens used to refract or change light direction produced from a light source.

Uniformity

A measure of how consistent or uniform lighting is distributed over a task area. Uniformity ratios are used in lighting design to improve the range of human vision. For example, observing an area with bright spots beneath outdoor lighting fixtures surrounded by dark spots is an indication of poor lighting uniformity.

Watt

a unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, corresponding to the rate of consumption of energy in an electric circuit.

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Backyard

Subdivision Entrance*

*Please note: This feature is only available for home owner associations searching for lighting solutions.

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Acorn
LED
Fixture Color: Black

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Decorative Acorn
LED
Fixture Color: Black

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Flood
LED
Fixture Color: Black or Gray

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NEMA Head
LED
Fixture Color: Silver

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HPS Roadway
High Pressure Sodium
Fixture Color: Black or Gray

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LED Roadway
LED
Fixture Color: Black or Gray

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LED Area
LED
Fixture Color: Black or Bronze

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Colonial
LED
Fixture Color: Black

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Steel Roadway

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Decorative Concrete

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Decorative Fiberglass

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Fiberglass Roadway

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Fiberglass

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Steel Parking lot

*Existing wooden utility poles compatible with fixture options

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To discuss your customized outdoor protective lighting solution, please contact our Community Lighting team at comm_lighting_account@dteenergy.com or 800-548-4655.

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