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Historic Lighting Restoration – Modification & Energy Efficient Retrofitting

Grand Light has restored lighting fixtures of every scale and design. Our trusted restoration experts have years of experience recreating and caring for all materials–metals, wood, plaster, resin, tin, glass and more–while maintaining a keen eye for historical accuracy. We are capable of reproducing components, shapes and finishes down to the smallest detail. From professional diagrams and plans for your project to rewiring fixtures to UL standards, our specialists have proven their reputation as exceptional lighting restorers.

Please call us at 1-800-922-1469 or use our contact form to discuss you lighting restoration needs.

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Project Spotlight:

 

New London City Hall

Grand Light is restoring large cast iron exterior lighting standards and a cast iron street clock from the New London City Hall. Metal components will be media blasted, primed, and painted along with multiple applications of a UV resistance protective lacquer top coat for a Verdi antique bronze finish.
 

Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Grand Light is restoring the original interior chandeliers, plaster wall sconces, and flush mounts from the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown. This project will involve a wide range of restoration techniques, including conservation of the existing finishes, complete refinishing, and the cleaning, hand polishing, and repair of crystal components.
Dunster House 

Harvard University – Dunster House

Grand Light was selected to restore the original interior chandeliers and pendant, and the exterior sconce and post top for the Dunster House. Some fixtures required sand blasting to remove old coats before multiple applications of a beautiful powder coat finish was applied.
 

Internal Revenue Service Building

Grand Light was selected to restore the original exterior lanterns located on the IRS Headquarters. Each lantern was mechanically repaired, any missing parts were replicated by using the existing as models and each component was bead blasted and refinished.
New Haven Courthouse Historic Lighting & Door Restoration Project 

New Haven Courthouse – Entry Doors

Grand Light was selected to refinish the massive courthouse doors. These giant cast and plate doors are over 8 ft tall and are estimated to weigh well over 800 pounds each. The restoration of these doors included repairing and filling holes, removing all aged finish, and an application of a new custom red rust patina.
 

Yellowstone National Park – Old Faithful Lodge

Grand Light was selected to restore and replicate the lighting fixtures from the historic Geyser Hall at the Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park. These fixtures included 148 gothic-style pendant luminaires, of which 28 were replicated, as well as 40 larger luminaires of the same style.
 

Yale University – Morse & Stiles Colleges

Grand Light was selected to completely restore and modify a large number of the original fixtures from Morse & Stiles Colleges. These fixtures included multiple bronze sconces, bronze chandeliers, exterior poles and luminaires, library lights, and numerous massive bronze outdoor lighting fixtures.
 

Saenger Theatre

Grand Light was selected for restoration of the large chandelier which is showcased at the center of the Saenger Theater in Mobile Alabama. This 8 feet tall chandelier has three steel frames with over 10,000 faceted crystal graduated chains with an Initial inspection discovering an excess of 125 mechanical failures within the crystal support frames to be corrected.
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