Motor City Streetlights Shining Brighter

The future is looking bright along the streets of Detroit, following the recent completion of the installation of 65,000 modern, efficient and reliable light-emitting diode (LED) light fixtures.

©PHOTO BY AARON BARTON/COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES

The impact of the streetlights on Detroit neighborhoods was highlighted in photos by students at the College for Creative Studies.

©PHOTO BY ALEX HALL/COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES

By improving visibility, the new streetlights are creating safer neighborhoods for families and children throughout the city.

©PHOTO BY STEVE KOSS/COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES

The project called for the replacement of 88,000 obsolete streetlights with 66,000 brighter, more efficient LED light fixtures.

©PHOTOGRAPH BY STEVE KOSS, STUDENT, COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES

When the replacement project began in 2013, only about 60 percent of Detroit’s streetlights were in working order. Today, 100 percent of the streetlights are illuminating the city.