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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.

Lighting Restoration Portfolio

We're proud of the work we do. Browse a selection of some of our finest lighting restoration projects by category.

Project Spotlight

American Artisans At Work Preserving History – Fine Lighting Since 1929
See the latest lighting restoration projects from our artisans in the shop.

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National World War I Memorial

Grand Light is restoring and replicating over forty historic exterior pole lights from the National World War I Memorial, formerly Pershing Park, located in Washington, D.C.
 

Harvard University – Adams House

Adams House is one of the twelve undergraduate residential Houses at Harvard University, located between Harvard Square and the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its name commemorates...
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William McChesney Martin, Jr. Federal Reserve Board Building

Grand Light is restoring and modifying large historic ceiling lights with a custom designed LED retrofit from the William McChesney Martin, Jr. Federal Reserve Board Building, built in the early 1970s and located on Constitution Ave NW &, 20th St NW, Washington, D.C.
 

Connecticut College

Grand Light is restoring numerous historic exterior lanterns and wall lights from Connecticut College's ambitious multi-year renovation of existing campus facilities to support academic, athletic and residential needs of the College community.


Capabilities & Services

Our lighting restoration and custom lighting capabilities include research for historic accuracy, drawings, mock-ups, metal fabrication, polishing, painting, hot and cold patina application, welding, abrasive blasting, refinishing metal components, glass fabrication, replacing all electrical components, rewiring and testing in accordance with UL standards.

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Site Survey & Analysis

Our site survey & analysis capabilities include an on-site evaluation of individual historic lighting fixtures, as well as the generation of condition reports and formal project proposals. 

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Specification Development

Our specification development capabilities include historical research, generating scope of work, and developing submittals.

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Finishing Processes

In-Factory & On-Site Processes

Our in-factory and on-site processes include engineering, mechanical, finishing processes, electrical, crystal restoration, and on-site services.

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Modification & Energy Efficient Retrofitting

Our modification & energy efficient retrofitting capabilities include drawings, UL testing and labeling labs.

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The Grand Light Difference

Why Choose Grand Light.

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Lighting Resources

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Project Awards & Accolades

Grand Light is honored to be recognized as an award-winning lighting restorer and custom lighting manufacturer for our outstanding commitment to delivering quality results.

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Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts Performance Award 2019 - Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber

Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award 2019 - Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber

Boston Preservation Alliance Award Winner 2019 - Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber

The New Haven Preservation Trust Landmark Plaque 2019 - Yale University Divinity School

ENR New England Award of Merit for Renovation/Restoration 2018 - Harvard University Winthrop House

Cambridge Historical Commission Preservation Award 2018 - Harvard University Winthrop House

Historic Hotels of America Award of Excellence 2017 - Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Preservation League of NYS Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2017 - Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc Excellence in Construction Award of Merit Restoration/Renovation 2017 - New Haven Courthouse

Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation Connecticut Preservation Merit Award 2017 - New Haven Courthouse

AIA West Virginia Honor Award Excellence in Preservation 2017 - Charles Washington Hall

Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation Connecticut Preservation Merit Award 2017 - Yale Center for British Art

American Architecture Restoration/Renovation Awards 2017 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Kresge Auditorium & Chapel

Cambridge Historical Commission Preservation Award 2016 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Kresge Auditorium & Chapel

AIA New England Regional Council - Honor Award Historic Preservation + Adaptive Reuse 2016 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Kresge Auditorium & Chapel

Hartford Preservation Alliance Preservation Award 2016 - Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation Connecticut Preservation Merit Award 2016 - Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Cambridge Historical Commission Preservation Award 2016 - Harvard University Dunster House

AIA Architecture Honor Award 2013 - Yale University Morse & Stiles Colleges

The New Haven Preservation Trust Landmark Plaque For Extraordinary Devotion To Preservation - Yale University Morse & Stiles Colleges

AIA New Hampshire Excellence In Architecture Design Merit Award 2013 - Phillips Exeter Academy Phillips Hall

Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Awards First Place For Major Renovation/Expansion 2010 - Yale University Calhoun College

New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award 2010 - Orford Congregational Church

AIA Connecticut Design Award 2003 - Yale University Divinity School

Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture Restoration Honor Award 2003 - Yale University Divinity Hall

AIA Connecticut Design Award 2002 - Yale University Branford College

Lighting Restoration & Custom Lighting Resource Books

Learn how to complete your restoration or custom lighting project on time, under budget, and with unmatched quality. Our 50+ page resource books provides important information critical to the restoration and custom lighting process.

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Grand Light offers our customers comprehensive shop drawings detailing Structural Modifications, Materials, Lamping Information, Wiring Diagrams, Assembly Instructions, Damages/Deficiencies, Finishes, Mechanical Connections, Mounting Details, Dimensions, Special Provisions, and more!

These drawings may be drawn by hand, prepared using computer-aided design software or a combination of both.

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