For 60 years as a global commercial manufacturer of lighting control equipment, we have engineered scalable, easy-to-install centralized and decentralized digital lighting control systems for schools, offices, commercial buildings, campuses and sports complexes throughout North America. Douglas systems include relay panels, controllers, occupancy/vacancy sensors, daylight sensors and wall switch stations. Each system is built to order in our North American production facility. Prior to shipment, each system is programmed and tested to ensure the system installation and commissioning are as fast and easy as possible. We also provide services for project / system drawing, technical support, and onsite system commissioning. We are recognized for our deep understanding of the lighting control market, our staff expertise, and the ability to provide the right solution for each facility.
In the early 1960s, Douglas distributed the 2-wire relay, switches and panels for field assembly. Into the latter half of the decade, Douglas began to manufacture and install the first programmable lighting control system in North America using telecom technology.
The 1970s marked a new era for Douglas as we pioneered pre-assembled panels and promote pre-assembled lighting control systems as the standard for new construction projects.
In the 1980s, Douglas incorporated emerging computing technology and interfaces into its lighting control system. These advanced solutions, placing Douglas on the forefront of innovation, added graphical control and data logging programs to our repertoire.
As various technologies made their way into the fabric of the controls industry in the 1990s, Douglas adopted the LonWorks control technology to a number of our control products and officially joined the LonMark Lighting Control Standards group.
Building on past technological success, the 21st century ushered in product innovations tailored for a world connected through the Web. The internet has simplified tasks and increased the accessibility for many control industries, including lighting controls. Adapting in the early 2000s, Douglas added internet control and web access to our LonWorks lighting control product group.
Today, we work closely with our sister company, Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, controls and enabled luminaires. Fundamentally our business has not changed. We still provide industry leading solutions for lighting control challenges. We work closely with our customers to provide them with the control, flexibility and service they have grown to love about our company. As we expand into the digital IoT arena, we now offer full lighting ecosystems to make end-to-end vertical solutions a reality.
Universal Douglas Lighting Americas, Inc. (UDLA) manufactures and commercializes scalable lighting solutions. A combined entity of Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls, UDLA enables customers with LED products for upgrades, retrofits, connected lighting, centralized/decentralized digital lighting control systems, and IoT digital services integration with easy-to-install and use components. With 125 years of combined experience, the company is recognized by its North American manufacturing and award-winning commitment to quality. An innovator in digital lighting design for the future, UDLA helps customers create an end-to-end vertical lighting ecosystem with efficiency, flexibility, and control. Learn more about UDLA at www.unvlt.com and www.douglaslightingcontrols.com.