About FTS Lighting Services

Our Story


FTS Lighting Services, Inc. is a third generation family owned and operated business dedicated to providing energy efficient and cost-effective lighting solutions. Fluorescent Tube Service and Exchange Company was founded in the late 1940s by family patriarchs Dorothy and Bernard Patton. Bernard invented a rejuvenation machine that brought old fluorescent light bulbs back to life, accomplishing what many considered then to be “impossible.” After patenting the product, the burgeoning company took wings by selling to businesses in Los Angeles. In the 1950’s Dorothy became a pioneer of her own by leading and administrating the company until 1979, when she then passed the reins to her granddaughter Michele Davidson. 


Today, FTS Lighting offers extremely competitive pricing on a wide variety of electrical supplies from over two hundred leading manufacturers, providing our clients access to energy efficient and environmentally friendly products for immediate shipping. We specialize in landscape lighting, interior and exterior lighting, general lighting, motion controls and sensors. We provide top-notch  service in lighting design, installation, and retrofitting, along with assistance in utility rebates and energy saving analysis. Our highly skilled customer service representatives, expert foremen, and knowledgeable management team provides the best in customer service by providing each client personal attention with integrity, accountability, and reliability. FTS supplies many industries with their lighting and recycling needs, however, we have extensive expertise working with commercial, retail, industrial and federal institutions.

Our mission is to shine a light to protect our planet by practicing and sharing energy sustainable methods for future generations. 


FTS takes environmental compliance seriously. Our state-of-the-art recycling programs are designed to save you time and money, while keeping you in compliance with today’s changing regulations. FTS is a proud member of the US Green Building Council and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Dorothy and Bernard Patton

FTS Lighting Services is committed to providing you with the very best customer service money can buy. Our knowledgeable staff is prepared to help. Whether it be a hard to find product, simple compact fluorescent light, or starting a new recycling program, we are here for your lighting and recycling needs.

Michele Davidson