Street Lighting

The town owns a network of over 17,000 street lights used to illuminate our roadways.

The street lights are monitored through an adaptive control system which allows for remote monitoring and improved asset management as staff receive automated notifications of maintenance issues. It should be noted that the Region of Halton manage street lights on regional roads. General repairs and maintenance activities for the street light network are performed by Oakville Hydro.

Lighting improvements and infill requests

The town reviews all reports of lighting level concerns to identify areas in need of improvement. 

In older established neighbourhoods that were built prior to a prescribed lighting design standard, the review process compares lighting levels in the immediate surrounding streets to benchmark consistency.  

In subdivisions where the lighting was built to meet today's design standards, that is the benchmark used in the review process.  

If a need for improvement is identified, locations are prioritized. 

  • Locations near intersections are prioritized first, due to the increase for potential conflicting movements. 
  • Next, mid-block locations are prioritized by road classifications, with arterials first, followed by collectors, then local roadways.

LED conversion program

In 2018, we completed a three-year capital project to convert all street light fixtures from high pressure sodium to LED.  

An analysis of energy consumption and maintenance cost savings one year after completion showed a total savings of just over $1 million.   


Get additional information by contacting ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601.