About BMore Bright
Baltimore City is committed to creating a brighter, safer and smarter city by improving lighting in Baltimore’s neighborhoods. With the BMore Bright initiative, energy efficient LED bulbs will be used to upgrade and increase lighting throughout the city. The purpose of the project is to upgrade, modernize, and unify the city of Baltimore’s extensive street lighting network to LED lighting.
The B More Bright initiative was implemented in 2 phases to help brighten Baltimore in two ways. Phase 1: The conversion of 6,000 LED fixtures were added throughout the city to brighten dark areas and provide better lighting for residents. Phase 2: An additional 4,000 street lights in the city were converted to LED’s, which provide brighter light at lower power consumption, increasing safety, and saving money.
LED lights are highly energy efficient and produce brighter, more light than traditional bulbs. LEDs last 15 years longer than existing streetlights and will reduce maintenance costs by 60%.
This project also lays the groundwork for Baltimore in becoming a “smart city”, by using technological innovations to improve the quality of life for Baltimore residents. Smart technology can help cities run operations more effectively and efficiently, while improving services for citizens and businesses. Components of a smart city might include public WiFi, smartphone applications, parking sensors and other interactive tools.
Streetlight conversions are now complete in Baltimore City. During the conversion period, work was typically performed on a daily basis between the hours of approximately 9AM to 3PM. Citizens with lighting concerns should contact 311.