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About FTS Lighting Services

Dorothy Patton

Dorothy Patton

Our Story

Illuminating since 1948

FTS is a wholesale lighting and electrical distributor of energy efficient and cost effective lighting products and solutions. Our recycling products and pick up services keep our clients in compliance with proper governmental waste regulations, while emphasizing the repurposing of waste to help preserve diminishing resources for a clean and safe environment.  


FTS also offers lighting design consultation, energy rebate assistance, and lighting audits. 

Our History


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 then considered to be “impossible.” After patenting the product, the burgeoning company took flight 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, at which time declining health dictated she pass the reins to her granddaughter Michele Davidson, our current President & CEO. FTS Lighting Services as we know it today was established January 21, 2010


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, and more. We also 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 provide 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, with 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. 


As such, 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).

One-Stop Shop


FTS is a one-stop shop for ALL of your lighting, recycling and electrical needs, from products to energy saving analysis, lighting design, and retrofit and installation services. We also specialize in assisting our clients with their environmental and sustainability challenges in both energy and universal waste, and our recycling services are environmentally friendly and dispose of waste responsibly, emphasizing the repurposing of waste products to help preserve diminishing resources and minimize harm to the earth. We offer energy conservation and sustainability options tailored to fit customer needs and keep them informed on the latest technology and government/utility incentives that shape the lighting landscape on both state and local levels.

FTS Lighting Services is committed to providing you with the very best customer service money can buy. Our knowledgeable staff is always ready 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.

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