Richmond VA > Public Utilities > Energy Services Division > Residential Outdoor Lighting

Last Updated: 2010-09-16

When the sun goes down imagine the soft glow of a gas light on your walkway, at the end of your drive or on your patio. It's both nostalgic and practical. Natural gas lights will distinguish your home, and will also make you the envy of your neighborhood when there is a power failure and you are enjoying the safety benefits of reliable natural gas lighting.

The warm amber glow does not attract insects so you can get more enjoyment from your outdoor living spaces. A well-lighted entryway is safer and a natural gas light has a non-shadowing effect. You have a variety of styles from which to choose to enhance your home's style.

It is very practical to install gaslights on the same natural gas line serving your home, pool heater or natural gas grill. Gaslights require little maintenance. The "mantle" they use can last for years without replacement. You can also choose a mantle-free light that has the ambience of a Hawaiian luau. Gas lights can be mounted on posts or walls. All shapes and styles are available, (even tiki torch styles) to fit any atmosphere you want.

You can find lights now with a five-year warranty, a choice of optional dimmers and battery-operated on/off switches, which save on natural gas use. A standard gaslight burns two inverted mantles, which gives off light equal to a 60-watt incandescent bulb.

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Please see the City of Richmond's Charge Policy for New Residential/Commercial Gas Service Lines

Contact Information:

Energy Services Division
Public Utilities
City of Richmond
730 E. Broad St., 7th Floor
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Fax: (804)646-3199

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