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 is 203.2 mm or 304.8 mm in diameter

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

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 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
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
  • 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.