Street Lighting

Acuity Brands specializes in
providing solutions for smart city
street lighting that supports the
future development of your city.
City revitalization is sweeping across North America. We see downtown areas increasing their focus on safety, business, entertainment and sustainability, and on the role that LED street lighting can play in achieving their goals for improvement. 

As cities and towns look for new ways to create an energetic and welcoming environment that attracts more people downtown, attention is turning to the benefits of LED street lighting and smart city lighting. 

Municipalities are upgrading to new dark sky lighting systems with LED fixtures and controls that are effective in reducing crime, accidents and energy consumption while also enhancing the city's aesthetic and dynamic qualities. Improved light levels with LED lighting help with goals related to safety and security. And the long life and energy efficiency of LED street lights can have a significant impact in reducing both maintenance and energy use, thereby lowering overall operational costs for downtown lighting. In addition, they can play an important role as municipalities adopt responsible dark sky lighting ordinances to protect the nighttime environment.

Smart Solutions

Acuity Brands has an extensive selection of LED lighting and control solutions for city streets, and we specialize in smart city street lighting that can provide advanced monitoring, control and data-capturing abilities to enable a broad array of data-driven applications and services. We understand that Wi-Fi street lights, advanced control and monitoring capabilities, and dark sky lighting ordinances are important considerations for today's cities.

Whatever your street lighting need — architectural lighting, decorative LED street lights, period lighting or Wi-Fi street lights — take a close look at our offering. We have helped reinvent hundreds of downtown areas with LED street lighting to positively affect traffic, commerce, security, compliance and aesthetics.

  • Commercial districts
  • Bridges
  • Waterfronts
  • Parks and recreation
  • Bus terminals
  • Parking lots
  • Civic centers

Key Benefits
  • Energy savings – LED street lights can reduce energy consumption by as much as 60% compared to traditional sources.
  • Maintenance savings – LED street lights last over five times longer than traditional light sources, eliminating the need to regularly service fixtures.
  • Security – LED street lights heighten visibility, which enhances security for both drivers and pedestrians.
  • Environmental friendliness – LEDs use less energy than traditional light sources while maintaining comparable light levels.
  • Enhanced controls – Compared to traditional light sources, LEDs can be controlled to better manage sky glow, glare and light trespass.
  • Civic vitality – LED street lighting enhances the look of commercial districts and can turn your downtown into a nighttime destination.
Downtown Street Lighting

Case Studies & Literature

Streets & Highways Lighting Solutions Guide
Breathe New Life Into the Heart of Your City
El Paso, TX Upgrades City Street Lights

Other Applications

Frequently Asked Questions

A:   Acuity Brands manufactures a wide array of lighting products that are ideal for pedestrian applications.  Our historical and decorative street lighting portfolio consists of 14 different product families, with post-top and pendant-mounted configurations.

A:   Pedestrian lighting applications focus more on providing adequate vertical illumination for safety and security purposes.  Pedestrian lighting as part of an overall security plan should aim to provide a clear view of people or objects moving in and out of a given location, deny potential hiding places adjacent to the pathway, permit facial identification of other people at 30 feet, and facilitate the use of security devices. High levels of vertical illumination are unnecessary on roadways, where the importance of seeing the road surface is much more important. There the emphasis is more on horizontal illumination, and objects that may move in or out of this space typically are a silhouette to the motorist. 

A:  Acuity Brands street lights can provide an optional feature that offers high bandwidth connectivity to Wi-Fi networks through your installed lighting system. This option is called NetSense and requires that luminaires are equipped with a 7-pin photocontrol receptacle for plugging additional hardware devices for Wi-Fi systems, security cameras, sensor pods that can detect weather and pollution levels, and location analytics. 

A:  Yes.  Controls for lighting management like scheduled on/off and dimming programs can be added to any Acuity Brands luminaire. 

A:  Smart cities are innovative communities that rely on digital technologies and recent advances in communications to help them further their initiatives for a more livable, economically sound and environmentally sustainable future.  Using smart sensors and embedded devices in streetlights, cities can create a connected infrastructure that reduces energy use, streamlines services, and helps make residents feel happier and more secure. 

A:  Yes, and with over 200,000 deployments across the U.S. and Canada, Acuity Brands has become the proven leader in smart, wireless-control applications through our remote asset management program known as ROAM®.   Since 2007, the company has been offering ROAM as a lighting product option to help customers manage their lighting assets and save on energy costs.