Council chiefs have discovered the answer to how many people it takes to change a light bulb - a whole city.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is asking the entire city to report faulty street lights by getting people to inspect satellite images of their local area.
The images will appear on a special council website, where residents can type in their address to bring up a satellite picture of their road and all its lamp posts.
They can then alert an engineer through the website if they spot a broken bulb.
The groundbreaking project is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.
Stoke has about 38,000 street lights. Mike Williams, regional director of SEC Lighting Services, said: "The idea is that anyone, regardless of how much experience they have of using the internet, should get access to the information they need and be able to report faults at the touch of a button.
"The project is at the cutting edge in terms of the equipment and technology used, so it is important to have a website to match.
Public Safety portfolio holder Councillor Joan Bell said, "Well-lit streets are safer streets - and modern street lights are also very environment-friendly."
Mayor Mark Meredith said: "The city has always been in the forefront of innovation and I am proud the national launch of this scheme is taking place here.
"I'm sure other cities will follow our lead."