The Streetlighting section of The City of Calgary Traffic division is responsible for:
- Design, review, tender, construction, maintenance and inspection of all new streetlight projects, ensuring compliance with:
- Energy conservation initiatives.
- Widely accepted safety standards based on IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) guidelines for appropriate lighting levels, visibility levels and uniformity of lighting levels.
- Regular maintenance and repair of streetlights that are out, damaged, flickering, on during the day and other issues.
- Reviewing development permits and determining requirements for new streetlights as well as improvements to existing poles and fixtures to bring them to current standards.
- Capital upgrade and preventative maintenance of the existing streetlight system, e.g., painting poles, cleaning fixtures and bases, replacing poles that are aging, unsafe, critical or in poor condition and replacing faulted underground span wiring.
Reporting streetlight problems
To help Roads locate and make repairs quickly, you can submit an online eService request to report an issue with a streetlight.
eServices - Report a streelight issue
EnviroSmart streetlight retrofit (Archives)
Between 2002 and 2005, The City of Calgary undertook a complete retrofit of its residential streetlights, switching to lower-wattage EnviroSmart streetlights.
Despite the project's completion, the retrofit continues to generate a great deal of interest from cities across North America and beyond. As a public service and to continue improving municipal energy efficiency everywhere, we will continue to make our retrofit information available. You can find this information on the EnviroSmart Streetlight Retrofit page.