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This Standard provides energy and lighting performance requirements for Cobra-head type luminaires using (a) 50 to 400 W high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps; or (b) 70 to 400 W metal halide (MH) lamps; and (c) small and medium refractors made of material such as glass, polycarbonate, or acrylic.


This Standard applies to luminaires used along streets, roadways, and highways in standard one-sided, staggered, and opposite layout arrangements.


This Standard is based on average luminance, luminance ratio, rated lamp watts, and rated lamp lumens.


This Standard applies only to clear lamps.

Document History

  1. CSA C653-13 (R2018)

    Photometric performance of roadway lighting luminaires

    • Most Recent
  2. CSA C653-08

    Photometric performance of roadway lighting luminaires, Includes Update No. 1 (2010)

    • Historical Version
  3. CAN/CSA C653-94 (R2004)


    Performance Standard for Roadway Lighting Luminaires

    • Historical Version