Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
When darkness falls, security lighting can offer protection
JACKSON, Miss. - When daylight savings time ends on Sunday,
Nov. 4, so does a measure of security. Shorter days mean more
darkness and more opportunity for criminals.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. reminds 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.
"Properly lighting your home or business takes the cover of
darkness away from lawbreakers and is an important step in
crime-prevention efforts," said Napoleon Johnson, Entergy
Mississippi vice president of customer operations.
By filling out a short form available online at
customers can learn more about the service and let Entergy
Mississippi 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 1-866-603-0192.
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 Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to more than
437,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of
Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated
energy company engaged primarily in electric power production
and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates
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. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million
utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and
Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion
and approximately 15,000 employees.