The City of Mississauga is responsible for the operation and maintenance of over 50,000 street lights within City boundaries. Policy development, budget control and administration are undertaken by City staff. The design, operation and maintenance of all street lighting work is contracted to Enersource Power Services Inc. It should be noted that the Region of Peel does the initial design and construction of street lighting on Regional roads, after which the plant is transferred to the City for operations and maintenance.
Report a Street Light Out
To report a street light out and request a repair on any Mississauga street, please contact Enersource’s Street Lighting Help Line at 905-566-2718 (24 hours) or their website.
LED Street Lighting Conversion Project
The LED Street Lighting Conversion Project involves the conversion of approximately 50,000 street lights to LED light bulbs.
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.
The project is near completion and the City has saved over $5 million (over 34 million kWh of energy) from January 2013 to May 2016 through the use of LED street lights. This is equivalent to the total electricity consumed by City arenas and community centres in 2015.
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 the City limits) on weekdays between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.