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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Shedding Some Light on Catenary Poles

What Is Catenary Lighting and How Does It Work with a Pole? Catenary pendants are decorative lights hung on a specially designed cable strung between two structures, such as poles. Depending on the setting and the desired amount of light,…


What You Need to Know About Fiberglass Poles

How Fiberglass Poles Are Made At United Lighting Standards, we supply filament-wound, fiberglass poles made with computer-controlled equipment. Since this production process allows for precise control of the glass, fiber, and resin required to create the poles, we are able…


The Best Pole Finish for Preventing Damage and Maintaining Appearance

What is the best? To the average soul, the word “best” might be associated with the type of pizza he’d happily eat every day for a week, or a specific brand of jeans she insists on buying every time, no…

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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