About Universal Douglas

Universal Douglas is your premium lighting partner from end to end. From the initial design phase to domestic manufacturing, local installation and round-the-clock support, we work with you every step of the way to ensure your comprehensive commercial lighting solution is one that lasts.

More than lighting. Solutions.

As one of the most highly esteemed LED lighting companies in North America, we’re the only one to combine traditional fluorescents, modern LED fixtures and smart control systems under a single roof. Our unmatched portfolio paired with an industry-leading product warranty and a dedication to excellent customer service puts us in the unique position to make your projects as simple and seamless as possible. Plus, by engineering, manufacturing and marketing all of our fine-tuned products and solutions in-house, you can rely on us to provide the informed support you need today, tomorrow and beyond.

Our Background

Universal Douglas, Inc. (Universal Douglas) manufactures and commercializes scalable lighting solutions. A combined entity of Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls, Universal Douglas enables customers with a broad portfolio of LED fixtures and controls solutions—in addition to a line of traditional products—for the most comprehensive service possible.

With 125 years of combined experience, the company is recognized for its North American manufacturing and award-winning commitment to quality. An innovator in digital lighting design for the future, Universal Douglas helps customers create an end-to-end vertical lighting ecosystem with efficiency, flexibility and control.

  • LED products for upgrades, retrofits and connected lighting
  • Centralized/decentralized digital lighting control systems
  • IoT digital services integration with easy-to-install and use components

The Universal Douglas Difference

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We offer maximum supply chain security with end-to-end North American manufacturing as well as the ability to leverage global capabilities and resources in R&D.


From start to finish, our experts are at your service—and we stand by that. We’re readily available to customize products, check stock, verify lead times and request quotes to streamline your LED projects.


We excel in vertically integrated solutions designed to work seamlessly with the most common lighting fixtures and operate with a range of controls from standard to complex.


With over 125 combined years of experience, we’ve made a name for ourselves with our high-quality, reliable products and an industry-leading warranty policy.


We’re raising the energy efficiency standards for LED systems and controls with rebate-qualifying DLC QPL listings, longer hour lifetime, industry leading delivered lumens and fast installation.


Not all spaces are created equal. Our adjustable linear retrofit solutions account for that. Customize our standard products to create fixtures and control systems that integrate seamlessly into your existing system.


From embedded controls—like responsive tuning light levels and LED driver replacements—to wireless capabilities, enable your future with innovative solutions designed to drive the industry forward.


Our energy-efficient products can minimize your carbon footprint, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety with no mercury.


We’ve been recognized for our excellence in cyber security, receiving the UL 2900-1 Standard for Software Cybersecurity Network-Connectable Products for one of our leading control products.


Introduced Electronic Ballast technology


Introduced Multi-Tap Magnetic HID


Became an industry leader in large-scale lighting controls with 2-Wire technology


Pioneered Programmed Start Ballasts for controls


Championed BT Wireless Mesh Networks for lighting controls and implemented
app-based deck level commissioning


Worked with NGOs to develop Cellular Demand Response Products


Developed IoT Solutions

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“Working with the right partner is critical. I feel like I have that with Universal Douglas. In our industry, we do better with a strong solutions-focused team behind us, kind of like our tool belt.”

– US Sales Manager, ESCO

“I don’t want my sales team to prefer a lighting supplier because they’re a dollar cheaper. I want them to work with somebody because they know that if they call on a Friday afternoon at 3:00, and they need a response before the the weekend starts, that they’re going to get it. I put Universal Douglas in that category.”

– US Sales Manager, ESCO

“With Universal Douglas, I love that their fixtures and controls are not proprietary to each other. Others offer lighting components that only work with their controls. That won’t cut it. These days, we need things to just work, because we encounter multiple technologies, and so it is never a one-size-fits-all solution.”

– US Sales Manager, ESCO


We’re always looking for more bright minds to join our team. Check out our Careers page for more information on how you can start a fulfilling role with Universal Douglas.

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