Middle Tennessee Electric is a local electric cooperative and exists to provide services to make your life better. One service we provide to members is the installation and maintenance on outdoor lights. We offer a few options for both street and yard lights depending on the situation and placement.

Members looking for information or wanting to install an outdoor light at their residence or business can contact us for information specific to their situation. Every installation is dependent on several factors including but not limited to:

  • Distance from existing electrical line
  • Equipment or pole requirements
  • HOA or government restrictions

Don’t worry. We’re here to help you find the answers you need. We've compiled some answers to frequently asked questions to get you started, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to speak to someone directly about your specific request.

We offer both street and outdoor yard lights for our members. Each category contains options to meet your needs. 

Streetlights are typically paid by a government or HOA entity while outdoor yard lights are reserved for member residences or businesses. 

Yes. Many areas have laws or ordinances on where lights can be placed. If you are looking for additional information regarding local restrictions, reach out to your homeowners’ association or local government. 

In addition to local regulations, your outdoor light must meet our standards when selecting the placement on your property. Our engineering team can evaluate your property to determine where the best placement for outdoor light to reduce cost. 

No. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, our members are financially responsible for certain costs related to outdoor lights on their property. A full description of rates and charges related to them are on MTEMC.com/Rates. 

If you have further questions, please reach to us at 1-877-777-9020 or send us a message online. Members can also swing by a local area office to discuss any outdoor lights with our member support and engineering teams. 

You can fill out the Outdoor Light Service Request or call 877-777-9020. 

Outdoor light performance varies base on location, height, weather conditions, and other factors. Three of the basic options we offer are the single, single directional, and bi-directional yard LED lights.

For member looking for lighting specifications, here are some general specifications from the manufacturer for single and directional LEDs:

If you would like more information, please contact us.

View current MTE electric and outdoor yard light rates