Universal Ballasts

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. (Universal) is a lighting manufacturer specializing in commercial applications and was founded in the year 1947. The company is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and was acquired by Panasonic family of companies during 2007. Universal focuses on designing and manufacturing high-efficiency LED lightning solutions but continues to sell and create electrical ballasts for organizations who remain using ballasts and have not migrated to LED.

Universal also creates lighting sensors, control systems and, digital and analog dimming systems. Universal acquired Vossloh-Schwabe’s North American operations in 2009. This expanded Universal’s product portfolio to include a full range of HID products, ignitors, transformers, lampholders, capacitors, and other electrical components. The lighting and electrical companies Universal, Douglas Lighting Controls, and Vossloh Schwabe are part of Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc. It is interesting to note Universal Lighting Technologies has more than 150 patents and is a leader of LED upgrade solutions with thousands of products. Universal Lighting has maintained a North American presence with all of their operating facilities based in the region and is supplied with 15 distribution storage centers.

An image of a Universal Ballast that is compatible with Advance Ballasts.


Product Brands

  • Universal®
  • Triad®
  • Vossloh-Schwabe
  • Signa®


Universal Ballasts has several products lines, some of which are also replacements for hard to find Advance Ballasts that we recommend often.

  • Electronic Ballasts
  • Magnetic HID Ballasts
  • T12 Electronic and instant start T8 ballasts
  • LED Driver and module components
  • T8 Linear Tubes

Universal Replacements for Advance Ballast

Universal creates a number of replacements ballast for hard to find Advance Ballasts that offer similar levels of performance.

You can find these compatible parts in this Advance Ballast to Universal Lighting Cross Reference guide.

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