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Street Lighting

The City of North Vancouver and BC Hydro are working to keep community street lights in your neighbourhood in good repair, and helping to keep your community safe.


LED Streetlighting

Did you know that streetlights account for 12% of the City's electricity consumption? Did you also know that installation of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) can lower this by about 50%?

Since 2011, the City has installed over 80 LED streetlights in various neighbourhoods to improve light quality and reduce electricity consumption.  To date we have upgraded or installed new lights at the following locations:

  • 1st and Lonsdale (4 lights, 2011)
  • 2nd and Lonsdale (4 lights, 2011)
  • 100 E. 4th (5 lights, 2011)
  • 200 W. 4th (5 lights, 2011)
  • Ridgeway Elementary School (20 lights, 2013)
  • Queen Mary Elementary School (23 lights, 2013)
  • Forbes Ave. bike route (13 lights, 2014)
  • 100 E. 8th (7 lights, 2014)

These new LED lights use 51% less electricity than the lights they replaced, and should last over 10 years.  All new streetlight installations in the City will be LED and we are planning a city-wide retrofit of existing lights in the next few years.

Your comments and feedback will help guide the future of streetlighting in the City so please write in and let us know if you’ve seen the lights and what you think of them. Please send an email to eng@cnv.org with your comments and feedback.


Reporting an Outage

During winter months and with the increasing hours of darkness, it is important to make sure that all street lights are working. But we need your help. If you notice a street light that is out, flickering, on during the day or vandalized, please call the phone number below.

When reporting a problem, if you provide an exact location it will help repair crews to locate and fix the problem more quickly. Please note the nearest address of the failed light and whether it's on a wooden pole or a steel pole and include this information when you call or email.

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