lighting products

Para-Lite™ 5 (Style 2)

Para-Lite 5™ is a shallow, small cell louver offering maximum illuminating efficiency while maintaining low brightness. It meets or exceeds most energy codes.

These louvers are easily installed in lighted ceilings, fixtures or retrofit installations with little or no modification. A 28° shielding angle also conceals lamps well.


Medical facilities, department stores, conference rooms, entries and corridors, perimeter lighting, computer rooms and elevators.


Shallow depth 3/4” x 3/4” x 3/8” parabolic louver provides maximum illumination efficiency and excellent low brightness qualities.

Parabolic louvers are the most sophisticated and optically precise lighting control panels available in the industry.

The proper installation, care and handling of these louvers will ensure excellent light control and product serviceability for many years.

Panels will sometimes require additional cutting for proper installation.


Material: Polystyrene

These louvers are one piece injection molded of polystyrene base material with all parabolic surfaces prepared with a primary undercoat and a highly specular vacuum metalized finish.

Nominal cell dimensions shall be 3/4” x 3/4” x 3/8” high and shall provide 28° shielding with a louver efficiency of not less than 70%.

This louver has a VCP index rating of .88 (specular silver finish) and a .75 coefficient of utilization for a RCR of 1.

Louver panels are designed to fit any standard 1’ x 4’, 2’ x 2’ or 2’ x 4’ tee bar grid system.

Care and Handling
Great care should be exercised when handling parabolic louvers, avoiding contact with oily and/or foreign substances. Always handle louver panels with clean white gloves – never use bare hands. Always install these louvers after the space has been completed and is ready for occupancy – never during construction.