Seattle Central Library shines brightly in lighting innovation, energy and environmental design…

Application Photo Gallery

Presenting another addition to our “Application Photo Gallery” featuring smart, sophisticated illumination used in public facilities. We hope you are enjoying the series and learning more about the variety of successful applications Paramount has illuminated. Contact us for high performance solutions to your lighting needs. 

These photos are from the Seattle Central Library (called in some news reports as “one of the top 30 buildings in the world) located in Seattle WA. It established a significant new benchmark for sustainable building programs across the country, and outperforms the Seattle energy code by 10%.

The new library was designed to stress innovation in sustainability and user-friendliness. The lighting design was done by Tillotson Design Associates. The project was a joint venture by the award-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), and LMN Architects of Seattle. Electrical engineering was provided by Arup. Contracting was managed by Hoffman Construction.



This job was specified by Lite Tech in New Your City, NY, and sold through Sea-Tac Lighting in Tukwila WA. Paramount’s A1 Series Aerolux®fixtures (painted in a special Platinum color) were utilized in the stairwells, and our Wet Location C0 & C2 Series Craft Lites® were used in other areas of this architecturally stunning building. The 100+ units use T8 fluorescent technology with electronic controls. Paramount’s industrial luminaires not only have a reputation of durable quality, their streamline style makes them fashionable with the ongoing retro-trends in architecture. All of these luminaires are now available with Paramount’s Starduster® LED technology.


Paramount’s A1Series Aerolux® Luminaire
Paramount’s C0 Series Craft Lite® Luminaire
Paramount’s C2 Series Craft Lite® Luminaire


  • For A1 Series Aerolux® details, click  HERE
  • For C0 Series Craft Lite® details, click  HERE
  • For C2 Series Craft Lite® details, click  HERE
  • For more Lighting Applications information, click  HERE
  • For Specialized Environment Lighting video, click  HERE
  • For Paramount’s “Manufactured in the USA” details, click  HERE


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