Para-Lite 1™: Plastic Parabolic Louver

General Description

The shallow, efficient optical design of the Para-Lite 1™ louver provides for maximum light output and excellent shielding. Designed with space saving in mind, it is both durable and cost effective. Manufactured using the latest molding and metalizing techniques, the Para-Lite 1 has been shown to be at least 20% more efficient than traditional nominal 1/2” x 1/2” parabolic louvers.


Office environments, task areas, elevators, conference rooms, corridors, medical facilities,auditoriums, perimeter lighting, retail stores and banks.

Ordering Information

Please call 1.800.880.5483 for price and delivery.

Para-Lite 1 Plastic Parabolic Louver

Optically perfect, mirrored parabolic shapes provide maximum light output with excellent shielding for Office, Retail and Medical environments


Material: Polystyrene




Nominal Size




Fabrication Options


Para-Lite 1

0.637” x 0.641” x 0.375”


Style CEILING (GRID) 24 – 23-3/4”x47-3/4”


SPS – Specular Silver, Polystyrene


CUT – Cut to size Note: Cut to size – on Cut to size orders O.D. must be provided.


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Parabolic Data


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. Care & 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!

Lighting Fixtures – Panels will sometimes require additional cutting for proper installation.

For color designation use B for black, W for white. For specular finish use SPS. Special Sizes – Special sizes are available, contact Diffuser Specialist.

Specifications-Parabolic Louvers shall be Para-Lite 1, and shall be one piece injection molded of polystyrene with all parabolic surfaces prepared with a primary undercoat and a highly specular vacuum metalized finish. Cell dimensions shall be 5/8” x 5/8”x 7/16” and shall provide 35º shielding with a louver efficiency of not less than 51%.

This louver has a VCP index rating of .99 (specular silver finish). Available in nominal panel sizes of 1’ x 4’, 2’ x 2’ and 2’ x 4’

READY – TO – GO PART # L9752448

½ X ½ X 3/8