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01-11-2021

5 Common Light Pole Problems (and Their Solutions)

1. Uh oh, the bolt circle on the base plate of my new light pole doesn’t match the pattern of the existing anchor bolts in the concrete. That’s typically caused by:• Replacing poles on older properties, as base plate designs…

01-06-2021

Anchor-Based vs. Embedded: What’s the Difference?

The choice between anchor-based and embedded installation for your light poles comes down to location, aesthetics, and budget. Here’s what you need to know. Anchor-Based Poles Anchor-based poles include a metal base plate welded to the shaft of the pole.…

11-30-2020

A Guide to Our Options and Accessories

You may not think about it often, but a light pole is a great piece of real estate. To make the most of it, we offer a wide variety of options and accessories to meet the needs of your light…

11-23-2020

How We Meet the 1933 Buy American Act

At United Lighting Standards, we rely on a network of excellent suppliers to support us in manufacturing our light poles. Most of them are located inside the U.S. — making it easy for our poles and brackets to meet the…

11-02-2020

4 Tips for Improving Your Parking-Lot Lighting

Poor parking-lot lighting brings with it both pros and cons. Pros: Dark spaces make you look thinner.Your sunglasses look even cooler in low light.Creepy shadows help you hide from the paparazzi. Cons: Poor lighting can lead to robberies, vehicle break-ins,…

10-22-2020

The Environmental Benefits of New Lighting Technologies

We've discussed what consumers can expect from smart poles. (Missed that post? Click here to catch up. ) While new technology makes our lives easier, it also minimizes our impact on the environment. Here’s a quick breakdown of one eco-friendly…

09-22-2020

Differences Between 5 and 10-Year Warranties

You may already know that every United Lighting Standards light pole automatically comes with a three-year warranty. But we also offer the option for extended five- and ten-year warranties that include more comprehensive finishing processes. The five-year warranty includes a…

09-08-2020

Vibration Dampeners: Know Your Options

If you're a long-time reader of our blog posts, you've seen us share insight about the effects of first and second-mode vibrations. (Missed it? Read all about it here.) While it’s tempting to resort to drastic measures to protect your…

08-24-2020

A Detailed Look at a 5-Stage Powder-Coating Process

Stage 1: Cleaning and SSPC-SP10 According to the Society for Protective Coatings' SP10 regulation, all poles must be visibly free of oil, grease, dust, dirt, mill scale, rust, coating, and oxides. So before applying the finish, we thoroughly inspect each…

08-10-2020

Let’s Talk About Sports Light Poles

Need to illuminate a playing field, tennis or basketball courts, an ice rink, or maybe a parking lot for those types of facilities? Sports light poles are the way to go. Here are some of the basics you’ll need to…

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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