Category: Technical

Lighting Technical Information

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®

Paramount offers a wide variety of food processing luminaires that meet or exceed the most stringent National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) requirements. These offerings include LED, Fluorescent and HID light sources.

Tyson Foods | Fresno, CA | Poultry Processing Facility | Paramount’s L Series luminaires


NSF International is known for its role in developing standards and criteria for equipment products and services that bear upon health. The NSF mark is widely recognized, and signifies that the article to which it is affixed is certified to comply with applicable standards. NSF conducts research, tests and evaluates equipment products for compliance with their standards and criteria, granting and controlling the use of the NSF marking.

The PARAMOUNT Difference…

Since 1947, Paramount Industries, Inc. has been known for producing a high quality product that will stand the test of time.  With the lighting world transitioning to solid state technology, Paramount was committed to developing an LED luminaire that was worthy of carrying the Paramount name.  The result is a high quality product that is unmatched in the market.

Paramount’s Starduster® LED line of products are high quality solid state technology luminaires. They are UL/CUL Listed for Wet Location, and also available in NSF Certified Food Processing & Hazardous Location listings. Emergency drivers are available for most models.

Our linear LED C2-C9 Starduster® series are built for extreme conditions with the arrays having a protective conformal coating. Dimming is available. The recessed troffers are available with this option by preceding the part number with an “X”.

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 C1 Starduster® has a NEMA 4X hosedown rating and has a durable impact modified extruded acrylic enclosure. It has a NSF Splash Zone rating available and is perfect for food processing as well as a wide range of other applications. 0-10V dimming is standard.

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