Notice purple streetlights? Let us know so we can fix it!

A manufacturer defect causes the color of some LED streetlights to gradually turn purple or blue

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Residents across the country, including in central Maryland, are noticing some LED streetlights casting purple light. Some Maryland residents have wondered if it’s in honor of the Baltimore Ravens kicking off their season.

But the purple streetlights are caused by a manufacturers defect. BGE crews will repair the malfunctioning lights as they are identified.

Customers can help identify the location of these lights by reporting them online using  BGE’s online street light repair map. Once reported, BGE crews will work to replace these streetlights.

They can also use this new tool to report other streetlight issues – such as flickering lights, non-working lights, damage, or other issues. The reporting tool features an interactive map to help identify the streetlight’s location. Customers can enter contact information to receive status updates including estimated repair time. The interactive map also will show if the issue has already been reported or if it is related to a power outage.

For downed streetlight poles, exposed electrical wires, or any other hazardous situation, please call BGE at 1.800.685.0123 with the closest address, intersection or landmark.