Rep. Mo Brooks Visits Universal Lighting Technologies’ Alabama Facility

Representative Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) of Alabama’s 5th Congressional District recently paid a visit to Universal Lighting Technologies’ facility in Huntsville, Ala. As a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Brooks was interested in learning more about how LED technology is taking the place of the longstanding fluorescent technology that dominates the market today.

In an effort to engage with technology companies in his district, Brooks met with several of Universal’s key engineering advocates to discuss the benefits of using LED lighting.

As energy regulations and global energy consumption demands increase, LED lighting is transitioning the entire industry. LED offers many advantages such as long life, sustainability, small/rugged design, uniform light, high efficacy, application flexibility, color quality and much more. Universal (purchased by Panasonic Group in 2007) leverages their 70+ years of expertise in lighting and controls as they are recognized as leading the LED transition in modules and drivers.

Meeting this shifting need in the marketplace continues to be a high priority for Universal. In fact, the company already offers a comprehensive line of lighting products, including the EVERLINE family of LED drivers and modules. With a wide selection of lighting, customers know they can depend on Universal to provide high efficiency products to fit their comprehensive lighting control strategy as well as help them meet the ever-changing energy regulations.

“I clearly understand the significance of LED, and how LED is transitioning the marketplace,” said Congressman Brooks during the town hall. “I am pleased we have companies in my district that take pride in research and development to bring to market better and more efficient products. This is a perfect example of free markets, where companies develop products to set them apart and create value and jobs for the economy.”

During his time in Huntsville, Brooks took a tour of Universal’s facility, watched live testing demonstrations of the production of quality lighting products, and even held a limited town hall meeting where he answered questions from a group of Universal employees on energy-related topics.

“It was a real treat to have Congressman Brooks visit our Huntsville location,” said Chris Holstein, vice president of marketing at Universal. “Because the technology in the industry is rapidly changing, our everyday focus is on creating the most efficient, high quality, money saving products for our energy and budget conscious customers. So when those efforts get noticed, it’s a big deal for us. But more importantly, it’s a big deal for the LED lighting revolution.”

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