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Traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Traffic signal module, a self-contained device that:

  • is designed to fit into a traffic signal housing, and
  • is designed to provide drivers with movement information by means of a red or green traffic signal indicator that has a nominal diameter of 200 mm (8 inches) or 300 mm (12 inches)

    Pedestrian module, a self-contained device that:

    • is designed to fit into a pedestrian signal housing, and
    • is designed 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

    For models manufactured prior, refer to the Regulations

    Compliant product models

    Traffic signal modules and pedestrian models as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

    Testing standard

    VTCSH Circular
    VTCSH Arrow
    PTCSI

    Energy efficiency regulations by province

    Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

    Energy efficiency standard

    Energy performance standard for traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules
    Product type Maximum power Nominal power
    Traffic signal modules
    Red light traffic signal indicator with a nominal diameter of 300 mm (12 inches) ≤ 17 W ≤ 11 W
    Red light traffic signal indicator with a nominal diameter of 200 mm (8 inches) ≤ 13 W ≤ 8 W
    Red arrow traffic signal indicator ≤ 12 W ≤ 9 W
    Green light traffic signal indicator with a nominal diameter of 300 mm (12 inches) ≤ 15 W ≤ 15 W
    Green light traffic signal indicator with a nominal diameter of 200 mm (8 inches) ≤ 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
    mm = millimetre

    Energy efficiency report requirements

    • name of product
    • brand name
    • model number
    • manufacturer
    • name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
    • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
    • 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.

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