Nashville-based Universal Lighting Technologies, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced a partnership with Hodges Southwest, Inc., based in Houston. The agency will represent Universal in the majority of the state of Texas and the entire state of Oklahoma, providing Universal’s advanced LED and ballast retrofit and replacement solutions. 

Hodges is a leading sales and specification partner in the Southwest, conducting specification work at both the electrical end user and contractor levels as well as the E&C (Engineering and Construction) market. 

“Our extensive portfolio of LED lighting products continues to set the standard for new commercial installations and retrofit projects across the Texas and Oklahoma market and beyond,” says Donna Taylor, Regional VP/Sales for the Central U.S. region for Universal. “Hodges’ experience and knowledge will help Universal reach electrical contractors and educate them about the benefits of advanced lighting technologies, as well as support our distributor network with local and available inventory.”

Hodges will offer the full Universal line from ballast to LED high-efficiency solutions.