Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) chooses Paramount for custom Mass Transit Luminaires…

Application Photo Gallery

Presenting another addition to our “Application Photo Gallery” featuring “custom” Mass Transit Lighting. We hope you are enjoying the series and learning more about the variety of successful applications Paramount has illuminated.

Paramount has vast experience in luminaire design and a history of proven reliability. Whether custom or standard luminaires, only the highest quality materials available are used in the construction of its lighting products. Each one is built with the specific heavy-duty materials and components to meet the superior requirements for any particular application.

Back when this mass transit expansion project was underway, Paramount Industries was selected to build these challenging custom fixtures (some individual units were up to 36 feet long!) for the Chicago Transit Authority. The CTA operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system for Chicago, Illinois (and 40 surrounding suburbs) serving a population of over 3.5 million.

Striking CTA Exterior view showing how the custom luminaires enhance the decor of the building
Custom recessed stainless steel luminaires illuminate this CTA train station
Paramount’s Cylinder Lites are used for this unique CTA stairway entrance
Utilized in many areas of the CTA stations are these 2’x2′ recessed fixtures with spun aluminum eyeballs to direct illumination
Unique all stainless steel Cylinder Lites with a borosilicate globe
Custom all stainless steel recessed luminaires with oval lens & frame to accentuate the surroundings in this turnstile area


The project designer, Don Leithauser, created many differently styled, very unique lighting fixtures to accent a variety of individual atmospheres. To assemble, finish, crate and transport these fixtures required techniques seldom encountered by a lighting manufacturer. Paramount started building quality lighting products in 1947, and have built a strong reputation based on delivery, service and reliability. All of our products are manufactured in the USA with components manufactured from US suppliers. The current sales representative for Paramount in the Chicago, IL area is Pilipuf-Grist & Associates .

~ Paramount Industries Incorporated, celebrating 70 years of innovation! ~

  • To learn more about Paramount’s Transit Lighting, click HERE
  • To watch a video about Paramount’s Transit Lighting, click HERE
  • To see more Transit Lighting Photos, click:  HERE
  • For additional Lighting Application information, click:  HERE
  • For more information on Paramount’s Custom capabilities, click: HERE
  • For Paramount’s “Manufactured in the USA” details, click:  HERE

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