Custom Luminaires enhance experience at Chicago Transit Authority…


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 we have illuminated. Contact us for solutions to your lighting needs.

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 luminaires (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, serving a population of 3.5 million. 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. The current sales representative for Paramount in the Chicago, IL area is Pilipuf-Grist & Associates.


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

Custom luminaire capabilities…

Paramount’s high performance lighting is designed to excel in the most demanding situations. You’ll find our custom luminaires in a variety of settings, plus many contemporary architectural applications, achieving dramatic lighting effects. We have the engineering expertise, the experience, the equipment and the manufacturing flexibility to fabricate unique products. Paramount can create “one-of-a-kind” luminaires, or produce short runs of special products. We continuously incorporate new technologies to add efficiency and value. Paramount provides the best combination of luminaire design, technology and craftsmanship. Use our customizing abilities to ensure the luminaire you order is the best one for your project.

  • For Paramount’s Custom Luminaires details, click  HERE
  • To watch a video regarding Paramount’s Custom Luminaires, click HERE
  • To view some Custom Luminaire application photos, click HERE
  • For a printable Custom Luminaire information sheet, click HERE
  • For more information on Transit lighting, click HERE
  • To watch a video on Airport Lighting, click HERE
  • For Paramount’s “Manufactured in the USA” details, click:  HERE

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