From our humble beginning…


One of Paramount’s early company logos.


Paramount’s first Craft Lite® lens was fabricated by B.R. Bailey, the company founder, in the family kitchen in January, 1947. Craft Lites® were marketed by Floodlight Service, Inc. of Flint, Michigan until Paramount Industries was incorporated in 1949. Our Croswell, Michigan manufacturing plant was added in 1960. The company relocated entirely to the Croswell location in the late 1970s, settling in the thumb area near the blue water of Lake Huron.

Paramount has, for over 70 years, been an innovator in the lighting industry. We were the first to design and manufacture industrial lighting luminaires to be installed in the floors and assembly line pits of the automotive plants. We created the first parabolic louvered luminaires in 1958. Paramount was the first manufacturer to address the problems of veiling reflections in radar screens with a luminaire designed for FAA Control Centers in 1959.

Energy efficiency has always been a Paramount standard. We made electronic ballasts standard for fluorescent luminaires many years before it became an industry standard.  We introduced one of the first industrial T5 troffers in North America. When we created the first paint booth lite with independent adjustable reflectors on each lamp, to direct light to the task, it allowed us to utilize T8 lamps instead of T12 VHO. With the lighting world transitioning to solid state technology, Paramount was committed to developing LED products that were worthy of carrying the Paramount name. The result is our unique Starduster® LED series that are unmatched in the market. Our products have changed with the needs of the industry, but our commitment to quality is as durable and long lasting as our luminaires.

Paramount products are manufactured in the USA and meet the guidelines established under the Buy American Act. The products shown on our website are manufactured in the USA with components manufactured from US suppliers. We specifically request “domestically produced steel only, certification required with every shipment” for all steel ordered for the manufacture of Paramount products. This ensures that Paramount meets the Buy American requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Our factory is located in Croswell, Michigan and we are a “Made in the USA” company. If ever there is a need to design and produce a luminaire for a tough application, please think of us. Turn to Paramount for High Performance Lighting for Specialized Environments.



  • To watch a Custom Designed Luminaires video, click  HERE
  • To watch a Specialized Environment Lighting video, click  HERE
  • For Paramount’s “Manufactured in the USA” details, click  HERE
  • To learn more about Paramount’s long, innovative history, click  HERE 
  • For Paramount’s latest News, Technical and Application Success stories, click  HERE


~ High Performance Lighting Solutions since 1947 ~

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