Mar 26, 2021

Canadian City Launches Smart Street LightingThe City of Laval has given the green light for a project to convert 37,000 fixtures to LED luminaires with smart controls. Dimonoff and Pierre Brossard Ltée (a subsidiary of Black & McDonald) will undertake the three-year $34.5 million program.

The first units were expected to be installed in March, with the conversion of all streetlights as well as the deployment of intelligent controls expected to take 12 to 18 months spread over the remainder of 2021 and the first half of 2022. A second phase, consisting of decorative and architectural fixtures, will follow thereafter.   

This conversion is expected to result in annual savings in excess of $2.75 million, mainly in energy consumption and maintenance costs. The move toward LEDs is also in line with the “Urban by Nature” strategic vision, which aims to make the City of Laval a model city in sustainable urban redevelopment. “This project comes at a good time: a significant portion of the lighting network has reached the end of its life cycle and must be replaced. This state-of-the-art technology with intelligent control system has proven its worth, and Laval is following in the footsteps of other forward-thinking Canadian cities that have adopted it, with 30% of luminaires converted to LEDs across the country to date,” said Marc Demers, Mayor of Laval in a statement.