The Association always appreciates residents helping us resolve the lighting issues when things get a little bit darker than they should!
An SRP light pole has a large yellow number displayed on the side.
A City of Mesa light pole has a concrete stamp with the pole number at the base. 
Bollard lights are positioned throughout the common areas, near the walkways, and around the pool. In addition, the Association addresses issues with bollard lights.
It’s dark out there; help by reporting light outages! Mountain Bridge is part of a low-light community, so we need to keep the lights lit where we can. So, the community must work together to ensure all light outages are correctly reported. 
Custom Street Lights - Contact the City of Mesa for the outages of street lights along Mountain Bridge Drive, Upper Canyon, McKellips, Ellsworth, and Hawes Rd. If you see a problem, make a note of the number on the pole (stamped in the concrete on the side of the pole) and use the online reporting system. Repairs are usually made within five days.
Dusk to Dawn Lights – Contact SRP when the lights are out in front of a neighborhood gate that lights the egress and around the Owners’ Club. These poles are the more common-looking variety of lights. An SRP pole will have the yellow numbers displayed on its side. If you see a problem, note the number on the pole and call (602) 236-8888. Repairs are usually made within 15 business days.
Mountain Bridge Lights – Association lights include bollards around sidewalks and pools, landscaping lights, monument up-lights, carriage lights at the gatehouse (these are on a light-sensitive timer), and lights in the parks, Ramadas, and courts. To share this information, send an email with the specific location and type of light.

Getting to know Lumen and Kelvin
It is essential to consider ways to keep your neighborhood safe from crime and accidents at night in the dark. Consider leaving the coach lights or landscaping lighting turned on during the early morning and late-night hours. Consider using a timer to activate your exterior lighting if you are a seasonal resident. Everyone benefits by agreeing to keep a low Lumen level of light on around your home.
When working toward keeping the community sensitive to the “dark skies” efforts in this area, here is information about the type of lights and wattage you can use.
  • The maximum wattage for building lighting is 40 watts per fixture, equating to 400 Lumens. 
  • When replacing incandescent bulbs with LED light bulbs, residents must pay close attention to the Lumens rating and the Kelvin Color Temperature Scale (K) rating. An acceptable Kelvin rating is 2700 – 3200 K range, equating to the “warm white” look of incandescent bulbs. 
  • Landscape lighting is to be low voltage. 
Prevent criminal activity by keeping a light on
The dark sky throughout Mountain Bridge is excellent for star-gazing but dangerous for bikers, strollers, and walkers. If you live in an extra-dark portion of the community, consider leaving your carriage lights on until at least 10 p.m., preferably all night. More light will help your neighbors as they are out-and-about in the community walking, going after the mail, or taking the kids out for a walk before bedtime. Be sure to bring a flashlight, headlamp, or cell phone in the dark. Be sure to wear light-colored and reflective clothing that is easy to spot in the dark. According to the City of Mesa Police, leaving lights on will deter criminal activity and make it easier to see anything suspicious near your home. Lights are just another layer of protection for keeping your family safe. 
Leaving your porch light on is affordable:
  • Each night, a 60-watt light bulb from dusk to dawn costs less than $2 a month in the summer and 75 cents in the winter.
  • An 18-watt exterior fluorescent light left on from dusk to dawn costs less than 75 cents a month in the summer and less than 50 cents in the winter.
Exterior and security flood lights
When installing exterior flood lights, notice the direction the light is extending. All lights must be pointing into your backyard (not on your neighbor’s property) or the common area at night. Light may not have a colored lens and must be no more than 40 watts per fixture. Security lights, which by their name are bright and of a general nature, can only be used in emergencies, not for a long-term lighting solution for play areas. Please be courteous to your neighbors and do not leave lights on all night.