Council's requirements for luminaires, columns and outreach arms for streetlighting are set out in the Infrastructure Design Specifications - Part 11: Lighting.


Currently approved Acceptable LED luminaires for use on the road lighting network [PDF, 257 KB].


  1. Light Emitting Diode (LED) luminaires listed above, have been assessed by Christchurch City Council and are accepted for use on the Council’s road lighting network. A detailed design
    is required to determine the best suited luminaire for the application.
  2. All LED drivers shall be dimmable. Acceptable dimming options are 0-10V or DALI protocols.
  3. Maintenance Factors (MF) for all Luminaires shall be calculated from data supplied via a certified Test Laboratory and in conjunction with AS/NZS1158.

As lighting technologies are changing rapidly, this list will be frequently updated.

Using an LED that is not currently approved

You can apply to use an LED that is not currently approved. You must complete this LED Road Lighting Luminaire Data Form [PDF, 41 KB].

Guidelines for the Provision of Data for the Assessment of LED Luminaires [PDF, 285 KB].

We may request additional information or independent reports to support the data provided.

Poles and outreach arms

When applying for acceptance for poles and outreach arms, provide the associated manufacturer’s drawings, specifications and Producer Statements (PS1). If non-frangible poles are proposed, clearly state this on the drawings. The following ground planted frangible column, outreach arm and adaptor drawings provide dimensions which must be achieved to obtain acceptance.

Design spacings

Table 1 from IDS Part 11: Lighting 2013, replicated below, provides the current minimum spacings permitted along local roads.

Legal road width (m)






Minimum design spacing (m)