5 Benefits of Choosing ULS for Composite Poles

1. Short Lead Times The United Lighting Standards team can get quality composite light poles for you quickly. To learn about our current lead times, call our Project Managers at 586-774-5650, ext. 1. 2. Extensive Pole-Making Experience One of the…


Which Light Pole Material is Best?

Starting a brand-new light pole project? You may be unsure which pole material is best for your application. Many details impact this decision, like budget, aesthetics, and local weather conditions. Consider these factors. Wooden Light Poles Wooden poleshave a life…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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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