About the Project:
The City of Mississauga is undertaking a citywide Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lighting conversion project from November 2012 until mid-2015. All street lights in Mississauga will be converted from the yellow-orange light of traditional High Pressure Sodium (HPS) to the more natural white LED lights.
The new LED street lights will significantly reduce maintenance costs and should result in a 55 per cent reduction in future energy consumption for the City. LED street lights will also increase safety, visibility and reduce light pollution in the sky.
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LED Street Lights remaining ‘ON’ during the day
The new LED street lights currently being installed within the City are radio controlled whereby the lights communicate with each other and to central controllers called Gateways via a mesh network configuration.
Some of the recently installed LED lights remain ‘ON’ during the day since they are unable to wirelessly communicate with the Gateways. As a safety measure, the LED lights are programmed to turn themselves ‘ON’ when they lose communication with the Gateways. This is done to ensure illumination of the roadway at night.
During the LED installation process, temporary communication gaps between the LED lights and the Gateways may arise and result in the LED lights staying ‘ON’ during the day. This condition is temporary and will be corrected once all the street lights within an area are converted to LED lights and the communication mesh is completed.
For more information on the LED Street Lighting Conversion Project, please contact Mississauga 3-1-1 (or dial 905-615-4311, if outside the city limits) from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
General Street Lighting Inquiries
For general street lighting inquiries, please contact Mississauga's 3-1-1 (or dial 905-615-4311, if outside of City limits) on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.