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09-15-2022

Your Light Pole Failed. Now What?

Two details will determine if your selected light pole will be successful: Total EPAWind speed of your project location If your selected light pole is strong enough to support the sum EPA at the maximum wind speed, your pole passes.…

08-16-2022

The Benefits of Galvanizing Your Steel Light Poles

Considering steel light poles? You’ll have many options when it comes to finishes, one of which we recommend is galvanizing. The galvanization process will protect your steel poles from corrosion better than any other treatment. When steel is submerged in…

06-20-2022

How EPA Impacts Light Pole Decisions

Effective Projected Area (EPA) is one way to measure a light pole’s strength. It refers to the total surface area of items (lights, banners, cameras, etc.) that the pole can support at a given windspeed. Your light pole manufacturer will…

04-25-2022

How to Inspect and Store New Light Poles

So, your United Lighting Standards light pole order has arrived. Great! Here are a few important steps to follow during and immediately after receiving your shipment. Inspect Your Light Poles Before you sign off on that delivery, it’s important to…

03-22-2022

A New Industry Forum for Lighting Professionals

If you’re an independent lighting agent, consider joining the American Association of Independent Lighting Agents (AAILA). It’s a member-led industry forum that strengthens the capabilities of independent agents and connects them to lighting and controls manufacturers. Our parent company, DWM…

02-22-2022

5 Major Benefits of Composite Light Poles

1. Long Lifespans On average, the service life of a composite pole is 60-70 years. That’s much longer than steel, aluminum and wood poles. 2. Lightweight Composite poles are constructed of filament-wound fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) composite. This lightweight material…

02-02-2022

The Strict Standards We Follow

While many companies claim to produce high-quality products, we aim to prove it. Our proof is that our products satisfy the strict standards set forth by AASHTO, ASTM International, and NEMA. AASHTO The American Association of State Highway and Transportation…

01-04-2022

How You Benefit from Our Move to Project Management

You may be wondering why we recently established our Project Management group. Here’s a quick breakdown of the problems we needed to resolve, as well as the benefits of our newly formed, front-line group. The Previous Process for Ordering Light…

12-29-2021

Let’s Work Together: Creating a Complete Light Pole Order

Submitting an incomplete order can lead to expensive errors and major setbacks in fulfillment. So, when ordering new light poles, review this helpful guide. Details We Need to Process Your Light Pole Order A complete distributor PO: Please include accurate…

12-20-2021

Our Project Management Team: Improving the Way We Do Business

Our new Project Management team was constructed to redefine how we provide the ideal resources and product knowledge our sales partners need to quote a project and submit purchase orders. Project Managers will work with you from quoting through shipping…

About Us

United Lighting Standards has been committed to designing, fabricating, finishing, and packaging high-quality steel and aluminum poles since 1971. We adhere to standards set forth by AASHTO, ASTM International, and NEMA. All of our products are built using fabricating and welding procedures outlined in the American Welding Society (AWS) manual for steel and aluminum to eliminate welding defects and ensure structural integrity.

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