What is a LULA Elevator?

‘Limited Use Limited Application’ Elevators (LULA) are also referred to as Small Commercial Elevators or ADA Compliant Elevators) by LULA Elevator manufacturers. The LULA Elevator definition can best be described as: “a practical solution for meeting accessibility challenges in multi-story commercial buildings”. The LULA Elevator Code falls into a special section of the National Elevator Code ASME A-17.1/CSA B-44, Section 5.2


This type of elevator can travel up to 25’ (some jurisdictions allow higher travel) at 30 fpm and has a maximum weight capacity of 1400lbs. As compared to a wheelchair lift, the LULA provides a higher capacity and hence can be considered a heavy duty accessibility solution. For the installation of a LULA Lift Elevator, there is no need for a deep pit. This type of pitless elevator can ease access to your business or office for customers with disabilities or elderly customers.


If you are an architect making plans for a future building or upgrading an existing building, you don’t have to opt for a full passenger elevator. Our small LULA elevator will satisfy your need as it offers an economical building design.


This lift is ready to install sooner as compared to the typical commercial elevators, simply because of the way that we have designed it. Our modular design reduces installation time and virtually eliminates extensive site preparations!


The LULA elevator cost is affordable and economical. Let CITI Elevator Inc. service your entire small elevator needs and we will work with you to customize it to your specific needs!

  • Capacity: 1400lbs (630Kg)
  • Max Cab Size: 20Sq/ft (per Code)
  • Drive System: Roped Hydro.
  • Code: ASME A17.1/ CSAB-44
  • Speed: 30 FPM (per Code)
  • 230V- 1 Phase / 208V- 3 Phase (Other Power option Available)
  • 2-speed Sliding Doors at each landing.
  • Handsfree Phone in Cab.
  • Cab options: Class, Stainless Steel, Laminates and Others
  • Hoistway Model  or Free Standing Model.
  • Digital Display in Car and at laning.
  • S/S 2 -Speed Sliding Doors
  • Cab Styles: In-line, Opposite, 90 Degrees.
  • Cab Sizes:  42″ X 60″ , 51″ X 51″, Custom
  • Travel above 25ft available if code permits.