Street lighting

Street lighting is the responsibility of the owner of the street or road. The city is responsible for maintaining, improving and replacing streetlights in the street network. In Kerava, street lighting maintenance and related emergency services are handled by Eltel Networks Oy.

Streetlights are grouped by area into street light districts. Each district has its own main distribution board for streetlights containing the district’s control information. Streetlights are turned on and off by a centralised light-sensitive switch based on the control information.

Streetlights are serviced and repaired regularly

Streetlights are inspected and all burned-out lamps replaced during maintenance rounds carried out three times a year. Broken lamps are also replaced outside maintenance rounds. Outside maintenance rounds, individual lamps are only replaced in locations that are critical for safety.

If the streetlights are on in the middle of the day or in the summer, this indicates that there is maintenance and repair work underway in the area. Streetlights are grouped by area into districts, and during maintenance and repairs, the lights are turned in the entire district to see which lamps are not functioning.

If there are several broken lamps in the same district, this usually indicates a cable or fuse failure. Cable damage is identified and repaired where possible. Sometimes it is only possible to locate a damaged cable when the short circuit caused by the fault continuously blows the fuse.

If the repair of a damaged cable requires digging, the repairs can be carried out until the ground freezes. When the ground is frozen, the city tries to restrict the area affected by the fault by rerouting connections before repairs can be carried out.

Report an issue with park or street lighting

The city has an online service for reporting issues in street lighting. Reports submitted in the service are processed faster.
In the online service, you can report a broken light, lamp, lamppost, stand or other issue with street lighting and mark the location of the fault on the map.

In the event of electrocution or danger to life, always make the report by calling.