Outdoor Lighting

security-lightThe City of Gastonia installs and maintains streetlights and security lights for its electric customers throughout Gastonia.
The placement of streetlights is determined by City of Gastonia Electric Division to provide safety and security for residents of the City of Gastonia.  These lights are normally at the edge of a property line or at the curb, facing the street.
Security Lights
For additional security, City of Gastonia customers may request a security light to be installed on their property for a monthly fee. Call 704.866.6826 to speak with our lighting specialist who can help you choose the best lighting solution for your property.
Decorative Street Lighting
Decorative street lights can be installed upon request and at the City’s option, for the monthly lease payments listed in the table below. These options are available to builders, real estate developers and property owners associations who wish to present a more stylish look and feel than can be achieved with the standard wooden poles with standard street lights.  Click here to see styles of lights.  For current pricing information, please contact the City of Gastonia Lighting Specialist at 704.866.6826.

Decorative street light installations require a minimum 10-year term service agreement.  Click here to see a sample agreement.
Report a Problem
Occasionally a streetlight or a security light may malfunction, requiring City crews to replace or repair the light at no cost to the customer. In the event that a streetlight or security light needs to be repaired or replaced, please report the malfunction to City of Gastonia Electric Utilities by clicking here or calling Emily Hicks at 704.866.6826.
Offices for Electric Service are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and are located in the Garland Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the first floor. 
Contact Information:
Municipal Operations Center
1300 N. Broad Street, Gastonia, NC 28054
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6823 (office)
704.836.0055 (fax)



Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


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