Commonwealth Edison Company plans to replace nearly 18,000 ComEd-owned streetlights with new smart-ready LED streetlights in more than 50 Illinois municipalities. The upgraded technology is provided through ComEd’s Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program at no costs to municipalities within ComEd’s service territory. The new smart-ready LED streetlights are equipped for and need to be connected to digital smart controller to be fully operational. Once the digital smart controller is installed the smart LED streetlights will link to ComEd’s smart grid wireless network enabling two-way communications. Smart LED streetlights will allow municipalities to remotely and instantaneously dim lights for energy savings and brighten or flash them for greater safety and receive immediate notification if a lamp is in need of maintenance. Additionally, on-demand control of smart streetlights can be given to first responders to manage during emergency situations.