ULS Accessories: Know Your Options

ULS Accessories: Know Your Options

Light pole add-ons improve your poles’ aesthetics and help them function properly.

Here’s an overview of the accessories we can provide for your United Lighting Standards poles.

ABS Base Covers -These composite enclosures use push pins and a two-piece design to conceal your steel pole’s base plate and anchor bolts.Covers are available in a multitude of colors to create a cohesive look to the structure.

Banner Arm -Available as bolt-on or banded attachments, our spillable banner arms are engineered with spring-loaded attachments to reduce banner loading and prevent damage during high winds.

Transformer Bases – Transformer bases are an AASHTO-approved breakaway device often used on structures located near roadways.Our transformer bases are constructed from A356 aluminum alloy and are heat-treated to a T6 temper condition. Steel bases are also available.

Breakaway Couplings – Breakaway couplings are an alternative to breakaway transformer bases and provide a spacer between a light pole and its foundation that enables the pole to break away after impact. Complete with square steel skirt covers, our couplings, sourced through Transpo Industries, have been crash-tested and FHWA approved per the requirements of NCHP Report 350. They also conform to AASHTO standards.

Flag Holder -We manufacture our flag holders with a back mounting plate and provide the mounting hardware. The standard length of our holders is 6 inches unless otherwise specified.

Lowering Winch -Portable lowering winches are required for hinged steel poles. The winch connects to the pole shaft and allows users to safely lower the top portion of the pole for fixture maintenance. Lowering winches can be manual or electric.

Pole Caps – Constructed of high-grade black composite, our pole caps are designed to prevent water and debris from entering the pole shaft.

Pole Top Tenon Adapters -These adapters allow a side-mount fixture to be attached to a pole top that was originally supplied with a tenon. The adapter matches the size of the pole and securely attaches to the tenon with bolts and screws.

Two-Tier Adapter Plate – Also known as “goof plates,” our two-tier adapter plates provide a quick fix when anchor bolts are set incorrectly in the field. The bottom base plate accepts the positioning of the incorrectly set anchor bolts and the top base plate provides the correct bolt circle needed to support the pole. A custom steel base cover is also provided to hide the fix. This is one of our most popular accessories.

We’re equipped to tailor our products to the exact needs of your light pole jobs. When you’re ready to discuss your next project, reach out to us.

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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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