Our process begins with reviewing existing documentation including sketches, architectural drawings, historical photographs, and an on-site inspection to gather the full scope of the project requirements. From there, Grand Light will develop a detailed proposal. When required, Grand Light also develops conceptual sketches and drawings. As required Grand Light conducts research to assure the historical accuracy of all historic projects.
The creation of custom drawings is an important part of the process when it comes to the production of custom lighting. Whether it be a replication or modification of an existing lighting fixture, the client’s design, or a creation by Grand Light’s design team, a drawing will serve as the blue print for our production process.
Our drawings and subsequent mock-ups address the smallest of detail, allowing our clients to fully visualize the fixture before it goes into production, which reduces the possibility of error, and allows Grand Light to fulfill its commitment of delivering high quality lighting fixtures on schedule.
Our engineering capabilities include:
Grand Light offers customer consultation and support in the implementation of your historic lighting and custom lighting projects. Our experts assist in fully discerning a clients ideas, design, and expectations while determining the projects scope, schedule, specifications, and special provisions.
Project documentation, product submittals, and reports are made available to clients for approval including work scope and evaluation recommendations based on a lighting fixture’s existing finish, electrical, mechanical, and structural characteristics.
One of the most important tasks before starting a project is to survey the lighting fixtures on-site. Typically, a site survey involves an on-site visit by 1-2 Grand Light specialists to examine, identify, and document the existing condition and all mechanical, electrical, and finish deficiencies of each lighting fixture.
Site surveys are common with large-scale restoration projects, and provide key insight into project cost projection, operation and maintenance considerations, design and construction principles, and required restoration processes.
An important part of the lighting restoration process requires an overall evaluation including detailed documentation of all individual components finish, mechanical, and electrical condition. The evaluation often contains corrective action for any deficiencies as well as mock-ups, testing, process, and samples.
Sketching is one of the most important activities in the design and development of custom lighting projects. Grand Light designers create concept sketches allowing our clients to fully visualize the fixture prior to shop drawing and production mock-ups, which reduces the possibility of miscommunication, and allows Grand Light to fulfill its commitment of delivering high quality lighting fixtures on schedule.
Grand Light engineers review existing documentation involving sketches, drawings, photographs, or an on-site inspection prior to the development of any drawings. The creation of custom drawings is an important part of the process when it comes to the production of custom lighting. Whether it be a replication or modification of an existing lighting fixture, the client’s design, or a creation by Grand Light’s design team, a drawing will serve as the blue print for our production process.
A mock-up is provided for customer review and approval prior to final production. Mock-ups are essential in reflecting and testing design choice, circuitry, layouts, and aesthetics by providing a realistic, physical perspective. They also provide the benefit of revealing electrical and mechanical issues that aren't so apparent on paper.
Our mechanical capabilities include inspection/documentation, metal fabrication, glass fabrication, soldering, and welding.
Our finishing capabilities include surface preparation, painting, polishing, patina application, and protective coatings.
Our electrical capabilities include inspection/documentation, retrofits, wiring methods, and UL testing.
Our crystal restoration capabilities include crystal cleaning, repair, pinning, and replacement.