Traffic Signal Modules and Pedestrian Modules

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Traffic signal module
A self-contained device that is designed to

  1. fit into a traffic signal housing; and
  2. provide drivers with movement information by means of a red or green traffic signal indicator that is 203.2 mm or 304.8 mm in diameter.

Pedestrian module
A self-contained device that is designed

  1. to fit into a pedestrian signal housing; and
  2. to provide pedestrians with movement information by means of a walking person display or a hand display but not by means of a countdown message.

Compliance Date

Manufactured on or after January 1, 2007

 

List of Compliant Models

 

Test Standard

VTCSH Circular

VTCSH Arrow

PTCSI

Energy Efficiency Standard
Energy-using product Maximum power Nominal power
Traffic signal modules
Red light traffic signal indicator with a diameter of 304.8 mm ≤ 17 W ≤ 11 W
Red light traffic signal indicator with a diameter of 203.2 mm ≤ 13 W ≤ 8 W
Red arrow traffic signal indicator ≤ 12 W ≤ 9 W
Green light traffic signal indicator with a diameter of 304.8 mm ≤ 15 W ≤ 15 W
Green light traffic signal indicator with a diameter of 203.2 mm ≤ 12 W ≤ 12 W
Green arrow traffic signal indicator ≤ 11 W ≤ 11 W
Pedestrian modules
With a walking person display and a hand display ≤ 16 W ≤ 13 W
Walking person display only ≤ 12 W ≤ 9 W
Hand display only ≤ 16 W ≤ 13 W
W = watts

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • product name (traffic signal module or pedestrian module);
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package;
  • type (red or green light or arrow, walking person or hand display or both);
  • maximum power, expressed in watts;
  • nominal power, expressed in watts.

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations.  This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations.  This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.