Street light resources for developers and consultants
There are a number of policy and specification manuals that are important to street light developers, consultants and contractors who perform work for The City of Calgary.
Technical and design specifications
Standard specifications for street lighting construction
- Street Light Design File Checker Procedure - June 12, 2023
- Design Symbols for Street Light Luminaires and Poles (Jan. 2023)
- Street lighting construction 2006 (Current)
- Electrical Permit Process
- Street lighting material catalogue 2016
- Design guidelines for street lighting 2016 (Current)
- 2023 Street Light Design Bulletin
The City of Calgary is currently in the process of updating our street light design standards which is a lengthy process. In the absence of having an updated standard to share at this time, the Street Light Design Bulletins can be used as a supplemental reference to the existing Design guidelines for street lighting 2016.
- Street Light Design Incremental Cost Data Sheet (DDS)
This spreadsheet is used to calculate incremental maintenance costs when selecting decorative street lighting in new subdivision developments. When submitting designs for decorative street lights to The City of Calgary, this spreadsheet must be included with the submission.
- Luminaire replacement chart
The City of Calgary is transitioning to the current GE Luminaires and will be replaced by Lumec by Signify with the RoadFocus Series, this replacement chart will apply to current streetlighting designs that are in IFC or construction stage to help with the transition to new luminaires. Once the current inventory for the GE luminaire depletes no new orders will be made.
Street light bids
The City of Calgary changed to electronic bidding. All new solicitations will be posted on MERX4 portal (https://www.calgary.merx.com). Register with MERX4 portal and advise your MERX4 organization number by return email. If you have previously registered with other MERX portal, work with MERX to move your registration to the new portal.
Wireless Infrastructure on Street Light Poles
The City of Calgary’s CAD Standard replaces APPENDIX B: STREET LIGHTING DRAFTING STANDARDS from the 2016 Design Guidelines for Street Lighting
Blocks, line styles, layers and The City’s coordinate system can be found within the Civil Template. Example title blocks and other general information can be found in the General Template. Both templates are available for download at the same link listed above.
Please review the website for updates at the start of every year.
After reviewing the information at the link above, if you have any drafting related questions, please email IIS AIM Traffic StreetLighting