What exactly is a LU/LA Elevator?
The word LULA stands for Limited Use / Limited Application and it is sometimes referred to as a hybrid between a commercial elevator that you see in most buildings and a wheelchair lift enclosed in a hoistway. The main reason businesses, schools, or churches install a LU/LA elevator is to provide a safe and accessible way for all visitors access all levels of the building. (up to 3)
LULA elevators are the ideal elevator type for low-rise buildings, with all the features that you would expect from a high rise commercial elevator at a fraction of the cost. It will take up less space than a traditional style elevator would and does not require as many maintenance visits. Standard commercial elevators require monthly maintenance. On average, LU/LA elevators require maintenance every six months.
Designed to provide handicap accessibility to educational settings, places of worship and up to 3-story professional offices, a LULA can travel up to 25 feet and carry 1,400 pounds.
With automatic sliding doors and commercial fixtures, a LULA delivers a professional appearance and a smooth ride for passengers. Upgrades include stainless steel two-speed doors to deliver a modern and sleek look.
The LU/LA Elevator is your cost-effective, space-saving solution to ADA-compliant accessibility! Please contact us if you have any questions about LU/LA elevators.
LU/LA Elevator Features Include:
- Travel speed: 30 feet per minute
- Stainless steel or brass control panel and call stations
- Stainless steel handrail
- Digital floor indicators
- 36” wide doors
- Cab size: up to 18 square feet
- Fire rated steel panel cab
- Emergency battery back-up for lowering
- Emergency interior lighting
- Stop and alarm emergency buttons
- Requires less space for the machine room, smaller pit and overhead requirements than a commercial elevator