Cleanroom Lighting Details

Paramount’s cleanroom luminaires are designed and built to the most exacting standards, for high illumination with integrity. Many are also NSF Certified. Lighting with an unyielding shield against contamination!  Our offering includes both LED and fluorescent.

Cleanroom Research Facility | Japan | G4 Series Techniseal®


Today, biosafety (the safe handling of biologically active materials) is increasingly a concern of the industry. The biggest difference between these environments (whether clinical, diagnostic, or for research) and standard cleanrooms is a negative air pressure containment scenario to prevent the spread of pathogens. Different areas are broken down into zones, called biosafety levels, depending on the level of infection risk involved. Most biosafety work is done in task-appropriate cabinets within cleanrooms. But higher safety levels require lighting that can be decontaminated. Paramount’s Techniseal® surface and flange mounted troffers will work well in biosafety environments, including safety levels BL-3 and BL-4, the most hazardous.

Cleanroom Background and Technical Information

Cleanrooms are defined spaces in which the concentration of airborne particles are controlled to meet specific cleanliness classes. This is normally handled through positive air pressure ventilation. Cleanliness classes range from the most clean (ISO 1) to the least clean (ISO 9). They are specified in the recently adopted ISO 14644-1 cleanroom cleanliness standard, as part of the 14000 series of environmental standards.

The new standards were developed from the original US Federal Standard 209, which dates back to 1963. The 209 document provided the first objective, validatable criteria for cleanliness. The U.S. GSA cancelled Federal 209E in favor of the new ISO standard in 2001. See the chart (below) for a breakdown of the number of particles by size per cubic meter for each class.

Highly efficient HVAC systems can be combined with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) or ULPA (Ultra Low Penetration Air) filters that are efficient to 99.9995%, to cleanse incoming air of ultra particles as small as 0.02 micrometers. Average room air velocity through this system may be up to 27.4 meters per minute.

Biosafety Information

The chart below describes the different standard biosafety levels. Contact the Paramount to discuss specifics of the application and details about sealants to determine suitable lighting when quoting biosafety jobs. For further information regarding biosafety issues, visit the website of the Centers of Disease Control.


Seagate Corporation | Singapore | Cleanroom Facility | A1 Series Aerolux®
Alcon Research Ltd | Huntington, WV | Cleanroom Research Facility | G4 Series Rear Access Techniseal®


Paramount’s Cleanroom Luminaires

AeroLux® and Minilux® surface luminaires:
  • Tear-drop design for laminar airflow cleanrooms
  • Classes 10-100,000 (ISO Classes 4-9)
  • Highly efficient light control lens minimizes light on the ceiling
  • Innovative lens mounting eases lamp and ballast servicing
Paramount’s A1 Series AeroLux® Luminaire
Paramount’s A9 Series Minilux® Luminaire


Techniseal® Troffers:
  • Classes 100-100,000 (ISO Classes 5-9)
  • Totally sealed luminaires, IP-65 rated versions available
  • Extruded aluminum or one-piece stainless steel lens frames
  • Gel-type grid system models available
  • High efficiency Flow-Thru units suitable for most HEPA or ULPA filters (Classes 10-100,000; ISO Classes 4-9)
  • Guardcraft® antimicrobial coating available
F0 Series 9” Flange Techniseal® Troffer


Techniseal® Surgical Suite Illumination:
  • Classes 100-100,000 (ISO Classes 5-9)
  • Asymmetric and Symmetrical distribution lens
  • Radio frequency interference shielding available
  • Guardcraft® antimicrobial coating available
F7 Series 2x Surgical Flange Techniseal® Troffer


Starduster® LED luminaires for Cleanroom:

Paramount’s Starduster® LED line of products are high quality solid state technology luminaires. Emergency drivers are available for most models. The standard recessed Starduster® Flange and Grid troffers are Type IC and have 0-10V dimming standard with DALI and other control options available. The surface mounted A1 Series and A9 Series are designed for HEPA filter grid ceiling; surface, cable, or pendant options are available.

A1 Series Starduster® LED
A9 Series Starduster® LED
F0 Series Starduster® 9” Flange Techniseal® LED Troffer


  • For a list of all Paramount’s Cleanroom products, click  HERE
  • For Cleanroom details & descriptions, click  HERE
  • For a Cleanroom educational video, click  HERE
  • To view a gallery of Cleanroom photos, click  HERE
  • For a Cleanroom Technical sheet, click  HERE
  • For a Starduster® LED Technical sheet, click  HERE
  • For Paramount’s “Manufactured in the USA” details, click  HERE

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