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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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The Algonquin Club Of Boston

Grand Light is restoring the massive 17th Century pewter chandelier in the Main Dining Room from The Algonquin Club of Boston private social club located in Boston, Massachusetts.
 

Massachusetts State House

Grand Light removed, completely restored, and reinstalled the existing historic lighting fixtures, including a gigantic 30' tall, 1850 lbs chandelier, eighteen cast brass wall sconces, and a set of beautiful torchieres, located in the Senate Chambers at the Massachusetts State House.
 

Pennsylvania Station – Moynihan Train Hall

Grand Light is restoring exterior lanterns from the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building, apart of the Pennsylvania Station Moynihan Train Hall expansion building project located on 8th Avenue in New York City.
 

The Jewish Center

Grand Light is restoring numerous large historic chandeliers from the The Jewish Center located at 131 West 86th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. The restoration will include the cleaning/conservation of existing steel components and a new antique brass patina finish with burnished highlights for all brass components.

Restoration Showcase

See Our Extensive Collection Of Restored Art
Browse the archives of past lighting restoration fixtures from around the country.

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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Engineering

Our engineering capabilities include customer consultation, concept sketches, drawings, and mock-ups.

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Mechanical Overview

Our mechanical capabilities include inspection/documentation, metal fabrication, glass fabrication, soldering, and welding.

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Electrical Overview

Our electrical capabilities include inspection/documentation, retrofits, wiring methods, and UL testing.

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Finishing Processes

Our finishing capabilities include surface preparation, painting, polishing, patina application, and protective coatings.

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Crystal Restoration

Our crystal restoration capabilities include crystal cleaning, repair, pinning, and replacement.

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On-Site Services

Our on-site services include cleaning, removing, packing, transporting, and installing historic and custom lighting fixtures.

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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 has recently restored the large exterior lanterns located on the façade of the historic Pennsylvania Station Moynihan Train Hall renovation project.

Grand Light artisans worked tirelessly to enhance the existing verdigris finish to our beautiful, custom patina “Liberty” finish. Inspired by the distinguished color of one of our nations most famous monuments, applying the custom “Liberty” finish involved heating up the existing metal for a hot custom patina recipe application.

The applied patina is then meticulously hand burnished to accentuate the component detailing and aesthetic elements. The lanterns new "Liberty" finish truly offers a beautiful, uniform look while still enhancing and accentuating each lanterns' unique characteristics found in the original finish.

Learn more about this project on our website: https://grandlight.com/portfolio/pennsylvania-station-moynihan-train-hall/

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