LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – People throughout Arkansas will be
joining most of the U.S. by setting their clocks back one hour on November 3,
marking the end of Daylight Saving Time. With evenings getting darker earlier,
Entergy Arkansas is reminding customers that outdoor security lighting can be an
economical and an effective crime prevention tool. According to the Federal
Emergency Management Agency, security lighting is the single most significant
crime deterrent. Security lighting enhances natural surveillance, delineates
private and public spaces and increases safety.
Installation of a security light is free for Entergy Arkansas customers who
already have an Entergy utility pole. Entergy Arkansas uses industry standard
security lights that are fully tested, weather-resistant and commercial grade.
Customers can choose from a variety of wattages and are charged a small rental
fee every month that covers worry-free maintenance, including all needed repairs
and bulb replacement. The charges vary depending on the light''s wattage and
begin at $7.73 per month.
“It’s peace of mind for the price of a supersized value meal or supercharged
grande latte,” 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.”
Customers can place an order at 1-866-603-0192 or via a secure link
Provided they already have a service pole, installation will be complete within
three business days.
Entergy Arkansas, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, provides
electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas
is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged
primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations.
Entergy Corporation’s utilities own and operate power plants with approximately
30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000
megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear
generators. The Entergy utilities deliver electricity to 2.8 million utility
customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy Corporation has
annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.