Mayor Eric Garcetti

A Design Competition for a New Los Angeles Streetlight
Sponsored by the Bureau of Street Lighting and the Mayor’s Office

The City of Los Angeles is excited to launch the L.A. Lights the Way streetlight design competition. The goal of the design competition is to select a new standard Bureau of Street Lighting (BSL) streetlight design that connects with the rich design tradition of the Los Angeles streetlight while also incorporating new requirements related to technology and climate and making room for text or other elements reflecting community input. The winning design and its variations will light the streets and sidewalks of Los Angeles.

To LA Lights the Way Contest Participants:

Thank you very much for being part of this historic event to redefine the streetlights for the City of Los Angeles.


Due to the COVID-19 recent events, the dates of our contest are going to be revised. As we work through the guidelines on meetings, etc., we will update the timeline and send it to you within the week, so stay tuned.



Review the design brief.



Schedule and Guidelines


Meet the members of the Jury.




  1. Download, complete and submit the registration form and email to or, fill out the online registration form on the right.

  2. Once the registration is submitted you will receive an email with a unique identification number and instructions on how to complete the registration process.  

  3. For professional design applicants, a $250 entry fee payable to the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Street Lighting must be submitted to the City to complete the registration process. Note: For students and professional students, there is no entry fee.

  4. The email with your unique identification number will provide you with these instructions.   

  5. Registration and the submittal of the entry fee must be completed by January 10, 2020, 5:00 pm (pst).


Email us at:

Or call us at:

(213) 847-1338

Streetlight Design Competition

(for Professionals only)


Within one week you should receive an email with your unique identification number.  Use this number for all your submittals. In signing this document and entering this design competition, the Competitor(s) agrees to the terms and Conditions contained herein. 



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