Commercial & Industrial Lighting Blog


When a state office building in downtown Los Angeles started out as a canvas on which to create significant architectural design, and then utilized unique lighting to create dramatic visual effects, it’s no surprise when it becomes a national iconic landmark. Not only has the California Department of Transportation District 7 headquarters (CALTRANS) become the crown jewel of Los Angeles, but it has been a popular backdrop for countless movies, commercials and television shows. The design and construction of this striking 13-story structure was documented on the History Channel to reveal the challenges presented in the creation of a large building with unique design & style characteristics in a multi-function space.


Biomedical, Laboratory & Medical Lighting


Paramount offers a wide variety of LED and fluorescent lighting options pertaining to Biomedical/Laboratory and Medical applications. Many of these scientific research applications require a cleanroom controlled environment. Paramount offers a full line of luminaires specifically designed to excel in these applications.


Looking for quality lighting products to use in small, confined spaces? Look no further than Paramount Industries to supply small footprint luminaires suitable for a wide variety of applications. Whether it’s in a wet location tucked under an outdoor seating bench, tight quarters in a rapid transit service bay pit (where protected lighting is a must), or in a dry location along stairways creating an architectural statement, we have the right products for the job. Paramount has an extensive assortment of durable luminaires with many shapes & sizes, ideally suited for a host of applications.

During these challenging days where working remotely has become the new normal, take advantage of Paramount’s mobile friendly online resources! Quickly find solutions for all your lighting application needs. Learn more about our capabilities by browsing our lighting products, pull up specification sheets, research helpful  technical information, view hundreds of application photos, watch our informative videos, and read about successful applications in our popular blog pages. Our unique Starduster® line of LED products offer many shapes and configurations to accentuate the most demanding atmospheres. Visit our website for a wealth of easily available information.


Paramount has, since 1947, been a pioneer and innovator in the lighting industry. We have a proud American history in luminaire design aimed at solving the most difficult applications. Our experience and manufacturing flexibility provides the best combination of design, technology and craftsmanship. Paramount’s commitment to providing quality lighting products that not only excel in the environments they are placed in, but are also produced with the highest quality materials available, assuring long life. Many of the quality luminaires we manufactured in our early years are still in service today!


Paramount offers a wide variety of Food Processing luminaires that meet or exceed the most stringent National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) requirements. Paramount’s NSF Certified models make it easy to maintain sanitary conditions. All seams are sealed, preventing the growth of bacteria. Generally lighting used in food preparation facilities only requires Splash Zone / Non-Food Zone certification (Paramount’s S prefix). Carefully check the application requirements and specify models properly equipped with the appropriate prefix.


Paramount’s quality lighting products have been utilized for over 70 years in applications that are essential in helping keep America safe! From critical medical applications such as hospitals, pharmaceutical, testing / laboratory facilities, to food processing, and all forms of public mass transportation, Paramount’s durable luminaires are key elements for proper illumination.

Business Operations – OPEN

Date:     March 25, 2020
To:         Lighting Representatives
From:    Bukas Lighting Group – FC Lighting / SSL / Paramount Industries
Re:        Business operations – Open

Dear Valued Customers and Partners,

FC Lighting, Solid State Luminaires, and Paramount are open, manufacturing, and shipping from our facilities.

As a supplier of essential lighting products for the Electrical Construction segment, we are open. We recognized the challenge and took immediate steps this week to protect our employees and our operations. We have initiated new practices, processes and procedures to create a safe environment surrounding the COVID-19 virus. We will continue to watch this situation develop. A few of these precautions include:

  • No outside guests are allowed in any of our buildings.
  • All sales personnel, including customer care are required to stay remote.
  • We established more frequent cleanings throughout the office and production areas including the use of disinfectant on all shared surface areas.

These arrangements are expected to be short term, and FC Lighting, SSL and Paramount Industries will continue to monitor guidance from health officials.  If anything changes that would indicate an increased risk to our organization, you will be notified immediately.

Some non-essential employees will not be reporting to work during this time. As a result, information on new or existing orders may be delayed as a result.  We will continue taking further steps to minimize the impact to your orders.

Thank you for your continued support of the Bukas Lighting Group!


Paramount offers a wide variety of LED and fluorescent lighting options pertaining to Healthcare and Medical applications. For hospital surgical suite applications we offer our Surgical Series Flange/Grid troffers with acrylic radio frequency interference shielding lenses. This lens is specifically designed for supplemental surgical suite lighting that provides an asymmetrical distribution which directs maximum candle power to the surgical site area with typical luminaire layouts. This also allows for areas surrounding the surgical site to be generously illuminated.


Paramount is proud to announce the G7 Series Starduster® LED Surgical luminaire is a featured product on the homepage. This product listing will run from March 9th through March 22nd. When viewers click on the product photo, the link takes them directly to the G7 Series Starduster® LED Surgical troffer profile page on our website.