Category: Technical

Lighting Technical Information


Paramount’s number one goal is a successful application, which results in satisfied customers! We hope you find this Lens Options information helpful when ordering our durable, high quality luminaires. As always we encourage contacting our Sales Department; we’ll be happy to assist with choosing the best Paramount luminaire and lens combination for your application.

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Our number goal is a successful application, resulting in satisfied customers! We hope you find this In-Row information helpful when ordering Paramount’s durable, high quality C Series luminaires. As always we encourage contacting our Sales Department ; we’ll be happy to assist with choosing the best Paramount luminaire for your application.

Paramount aspires to be your go-to manufacturer with simple, easy solutions for your lighting needs. Our luminaires are locally manufactured by a skilled union workforce in the United States of America, with components & materials from US suppliers. Give us a call or visit our website to see how we can assist you in finding the best lighting solution for all your tough applications.

Paramount’s Techniseal® Flange & Grid mount luminaires are engineered and built for specific ceilings, therefore they cannot be modified and are NOT interchangeable. Please be sure to check ceiling details before placing an order (or quoting, if possible) so the luminaires Paramount builds will fit correctly, resulting in a successful application.



Paramount’s optional In-Row (-M3) luminaires explained…

Paramount’s C4 Series Craft Lites® mounted In-Row | CTfastrak Rapid Transit System | Hartford, CT | Public Transit System


For C-Series luminaires, INDIVIDUAL UNITS ARE STANDARD and are supplied with a continuously welded hub in the ends. If In-Row mounting is desired, add -M3 to the model number and supply ROW configuration.

Paramount’s individual units are supplied with continuously welded hubs

IP Code (Ingress Protection)
International Standard CEI/IEC 529

The International Electrotechnical Commission established the IP Code to normalize degrees of protection provided by electrical enclosures, including luminaires. The classification system covers both foreign bodies, including dust (indicated by the first digit in the two digit code), and moisture (indicated by the second digit).

Our industry traditionally approached Booth Lighting by pumping out large quantities of ambient light, achieving only adequate levels at the task surface. Failing to control light wastes energy. But if it were directed to the task, less energy would be required.

Paramount’s Front Access FA Series Booth Lites | Fiat Chrysler LLC | Michigan

This information is from the NEMA Standards Publication No. 250 “Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000 Volts Maximum)”

Type 4X Enclosures Description and Application

Type 4X enclosures are intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to  provide a degree of protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing water, hose-directed water, and damage from external ice formation. They are not intended to provide protection against conditions such as internal condensation or internal icing.

Train Maintenance Facility | Croton-on-Hudson, NY | Paramount’s C1 Series Shell Lite



NEC Definitions:

From the National Electric Code

Dry Locations:
A location not normally subject to dampness or wetness. A location classified as dry may be temporarily subject to dampness or wetness, as in the case of a building under construction.

Damp Location:
Locations protected from weather and not subject to saturation with water or other liquids but subject to moderate degrees of moisture. Examples of such locations include partially protected locations under canopies, marquees, roofed open porches, and like locations, and interior locations subject to moderated degrees of moisture, such as some basements, some barns, and some cold storage buildings.

Wet Locations:
Installations underground or in concrete slabs or masonry in  direct contact with the earth; in locations subject to saturation with water or other liquids, such as vehicle washing areas; and in unprotected locations exposed to weather.

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®