Entergy Reminds Customers Security Lighting Can Make a Difference
NEW ORLEANS, La. – For many in the
New Orleans metro area, Tuesday’s recognition of National Night Out is a chance
to prove the strength and resiliency of their neighborhoods and to shine a light
on crime- and drug- prevention efforts.
For the remaining days of the year,
Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy New Orleans, Inc. remind customers that
security lighting can be an economical and effective crime-prevention tool.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, effective security
lighting is the single most significant crime deterrent. It enhances natural
surveillance, delineates private and public spaces, can help direct access and
increase security and safety.
“The idea behind National Night Out
is to create awareness of ways people can prevent crime,” said Pat Waters, vice
president of Entergy’s lighting business. “Properly lighting your home or
business takes the cover of darkness away from lawbreakers and is an important
step in crime-prevention efforts.”
By filling out a short form available
online at entergy.com, customers can let
Entergy Louisiana or Entergy New Orleans know they are interested in having a
security light installed at their home or business. Within two business days,
they will be contacted and a lighting expert will assist them in determining
what best suits their needs. The process can also be initiated by calling
Open-bottom and directional security
lights are available in a variety of sizes for home and business use. Customers
are charged a set monthly fee for the lights, with the cost added to existing
bills. The charges vary depending on the light’s wattage. If a pole must be
installed to set up the lighting, an additional one-time fee is charged.
Customers also have the option of placing this charge on their monthly bill.
There is no fee for regular
maintenance, which includes bulb replacement. If the light and pole are
destroyed in a storm event – such as a hurricane or tornado – they will be
replaced free-of-charge to customers.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy
Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. serve more than one million customers across
Louisiana. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the
companies are part of Entergy Corporation’s electric system serving 2.8 million
customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is an
electric and gas utility serving Orleans Parish and is a subsidiary of Entergy
Corporation. . The company provides electricity to more than 160,000 customers
and natural gas to more than 100,000 customers in Orleans Parish.