Smart Lighting: 10,100 LED Street Lamps Along Saint-Laurent’s Roads

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Saint-Laurent’s Ten-Year Capital Investment Program for 2021-2030 

SAINT-LAURENT, QC, June 29, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – Over the past six years, no less than 10,100 street lamps in

Saint-Laurent have been replaced with LEDs (light-emitting diodes). This smart lighting system has many advantages: savings on energy costs (-50%) and maintenance costs (-55%), improved visibility and reduced light pollution. At the present time, approximately 90% of the street lamps along Saint-Laurent’s roads have been replaced with LEDs. This work was carried out as part of several three-year capital investment programs established by Ville de Montréal and Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent, which were followed by Saint-Laurent’s Ten-year capital investment program for 2021-2030.

Over the past six years, Saint-Laurent has replaced no less than 10,100 street lamps on its territory with LEDs (light-emitting diodes). This smart lighting system has many advantages: savings on energy and maintenance costs, improved visibility and reduced light pollution. (CNW Group/Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent)


“A sustainable municipal territory since 2019, Saint-Laurent integrates sustainable development and environmental protection into all its decisions. The replacement of thousands of our street lamps with LEDs will help significantly improve energy efficiency along our roads. We are already seeing significant benefits in terms of energy savings. Once again, we are investing to implement innovative, concrete solutions to fight the climate emergency.”

Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent


Additional advantages of LED street lamps for both Saint-Laurent and Ville de Montréal:

  • Knowing the actual electricity consumption
  • Efficiently managing inventory
  • Being able to immediately take action in case a lamp breaks or malfunctions
  • Detecting copper wire thefts
  • Quickly adjusting lighting intensity, as needed

This large-scale operation was carried out as part of Ville de Montreal’s $110-million project to replace all 132,000 street lamps in the 19 boroughs with LEDs. The previous street lamps were HPS (high-pressure sodium).

In Saint-Laurent, this project was carried out in two phases:

  • Replacement of 2,100 street lamps by Hydro-Québec on its own poles, under the supervision of Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent. This work began in 2014 and was completed in 2019. A total investment of $4.03 million in all—$630,000 contributed by Saint-Laurent, $2.4 million by Ville de Montréal and $1 million by Hydro-Québec.
  • Replacement of 8,000 street lamps on Saint-Laurent’s major arteries and local roads, carried out by Ville de Montréal, mainly in 2017 and 2018. An investment of $7.5 million on the part of Ville de Montréal.

This project corresponds to the objectives of Saint-Laurent’s 2016-2020 Local greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan (corporate component), particularly aimed at cutting down on electricity consumption for street lighting.

Related links   

Saint-Laurent implements a $73.7 M budget and a $97 M 10-year Capital Plan to pursue its development (October 7, 2020)

Energy efficiency: Upgrades for Saint-Laurent (May 6, 2021)

LED lighting (information in French)

LED street lighting (information in French)

About Saint-Laurent’s 10-year capital investment program

Covering the years from 2021 to 2030, Saint-Laurent’s Ten-year capital investment program is designed to plan investments to improve the borough’s parks, roads and public buildings. With a budget of $97 million, this program allows for great flexibility in carrying out priority projects. It replaces the Three-year capital investment program that is usually adopted each year in conjunction with the operating budget.

SOURCE Ville de Montréal – Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent

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