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.
Grand Light is restoring the historic interior and exterior lighting fixtures, including chandeliers, wall sconces, pendant lights, and lanterns, from Yale University's Stephen A. Schwarzman Center renovation project located in New Haven, Connecticut.
Grand Light is restoring numerous historic exterior lanterns for the LaGuardia Airport Terminal B redevelopment project, the largest public-private partnership in US aviation history, located in Queens, New York City.
Grand Light is restoring the historic interior lighting fixtures from the historic Lambert Castle, is located in Paterson, New Jersey. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1976 for its significance in art, architecture, and industry.
Grand Light is restoring multiple historic lighting fixtures, including chandeliers, pendants, & ceiling lights from the distinguished Smith College Alumnae House, located in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Grand Light is restoring numerous historic lighting fixtures, including large chandeliers and wall sconces, from the Jamaica Readiness Center at the Art Deco-style 168th Street Armory, constructed in 1936 and located in Jamaica, New York.
Grand Light is restoring large exterior lanterns, including extensive structural repairs, UL wiring/components, and a new durable powder coat finish, from the façade of Springfield Museum's George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum located in Springfield, MA.
Grand Light is restoring numerous historic lighting fixtures, including chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling fixtures, & exterior lanterns, from Yale University's Humanities Quadrangle renovation project located at 320 York Street, New Haven CT.
Miss Porter's School is a historic and revered girl's college preparatory private school that is currently undergoing a renewal project with the dining room's multiple large chandeliers set to be restored by Grand Light.
Grand Light is restoring the historic lighting fixtures, including chandeliers, pendants, ceiling lights, & wall sconces from the circa 1880 Mary Baker Eddy Historic House located at 400 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Light is restoring numerous large historic chandeliers from the The Jewish Center located at 131 West 86th Street in Manhattan, New York. The restoration included the cleaning/conservation of existing steel components and a new antique brass patina finish with burnished highlights for all brass components.
Grand Light was selected to restore numerous historic lighting fixtures, including chandeliers, ceiling lighting, wall sconces, pendant lights, and exterior lanterns, from Harvard University's Lowell House located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Grand Light restored exterior lanterns from the U.S. Navy's oldest continuously operating shipyard, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The restoration involved removing the existing painted finish, media blast and refinish with a semi gloss black finish and a UV resistant protective lacquer top coat.
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.
Grand Light is restoring large chandeliers from the Trinity United Methodist Church located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The existing finish shall be cleaned and conserved, and sixty-six new amber mica lenses for exterior lights will be fabricated.
Grand Light is restoring numerous highly decorative and historic pottery ceiling lights from the historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park. These fixtures will undergo several different restoration techniques including removal of the existing finish and refinishing.
Grand Light restored numerous pendant lights and wall sconces from the Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church located in Brooklyn, New York. The existing finish was removed via media blast and refinished with a satin black finish and multiple applications of UV resistant top coat.
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 finish conservation, refinishing, and the cleaning, hand polishing, and repair of crystal components.
Grand Light is restoring large bronze pendant light and ceiling mount historic interior lighting fixtures from Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library Manuscripts & Archives located in New Haven, Connecticut.
Grand Light restored large exterior lanterns from the facade of 1001 Fifth Avenue, located in the heart of New York City's famous “Museum Mile". These lanterns required extensive cleaning along with significant glass repair which included the reinforcement of weak copper foil, solder, and antique to blend with existing.
Grand Light restored interior pendants, ceiling lights, and wall sconces. Each fixture was ultrasonically and hand cleaned to remove excess corrosion and multiple applications of museum grade, UV resistant clear metal wax was applied to conserve the existing finish.
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.
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.
Grand Light was selected to refinish the massive 8 ft tall, 800+lbs courthouse doors. The restoration of these doors included repairing and filling holes, removing all aged finish, and an application of a new custom red rust patina.
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.
Grand Light restored the large chandelier 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 and an excess of 125 mechanical failures within the crystal support frames that required correction.
Grand Light was selected to restore the historic fixtures in the hall located on the Harvard University Campus in Cambridge, MA. There are several different types of fixtures ranging from chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling mounted fixtures, pendant lights, and outdoor lanterns.
Grand Light was selected to restore several historic fixtures for the Wadsworth Atheneum. The restoration of these historic fixtures included cleaning all dust and surface corrosion, lightly burnish and blend to existing patina, and the application of museum grade wax.
Grand Light restored a large historic bronze and iron pendant light located in the lobby of Yale University's Sterling Chemistry Building. The restoration of this historic fixture included cleaning all dust and surface contaminants before an application of museum grade wax.
Grand Light was selected to restore the massive front entry lanterns. These cast bronze fixtures are 65″ tall, 30″ wide and weigh 400+lbs when fully assembled. Grand Light created a special custom recipe to replicate the original red rust hot patina finish.
Grand Light was selected to restore numerous large historic exterior lanterns from a renovation project for the United States Military Academy (West Point) Pershing Barracks located in West Point, New York.
Harvard University's Standish Hall is one of two historical Neo-Georgian buildings that make up Winthrop House. Grand Light is restoring the original interior chandeliers and exterior lighting fixtures from the historic Standish Hall.
Grand Light is restoring sixty-seven historic exterior downlights from MIT Kresge Auditorium. The fixtures will be cleaned and media blasted to remove the existing finish in preparation for a black matte powder coat finish application. Corroded metal will be repaired/replaced to match existing components.
Harvard University's Gore Hall is one of two historical Neo-Georgian buildings that make up Winthrop House. Grand Light is restoring the original interior chandeliers and exterior lighting fixtures from the historic Gore Hall.
Grand Light was selected to restore the eleven original Exterior Lanterns at the West Point MacArthur Short Barracks. Fixtures required major structural repair, replication of missing components, and much patina blending to give the fixtures a consist luster.
Grand Light has been selected to restore numerous historical fixtures including chandeliers, lanterns, wall sconces, stoups, and pendant lights. Lighting restoration specialist traveled to Paterson, NJ to pack and deliver these historic fixtures to Grand Light's restoration and custom lighting manufacturing factory in Seymour, CT.
Grand Light restored several interior luminaires as well as three luminaires from the nearby Oil House for the of the historic Bodie Island Lighthouse in Nags Head, NC. Each luminaire was refinished and installed with new water-tight custom laser-cut gaskets and rebuilt rare porcelain sockets.
Grand Light was selected to restore six antique iron pendants and seven wall sconces from Yale University's Timothy Dwight College. Each luminaire was carefully media blasted to remove the original finish, internally rewiring to adhere with UL specifications, repaired, and refinished.
Grand Light was selected to refurbish an antique chandelier and a matching set of wall sconces that would be re-installed in the main entrance way of Yale School of Medicine's Brady Memorial Laboratory in New Haven, CT.
Grand Light restored two large wall-mounted outdoor lanterns for the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York. They were custom built to match the facade of the building, and had seen extensive wear and tear from exposure to the weather.
Grand Light restored several massive twelve-arm iron and brass chandeliers for Yale Divinity School. There was extensive design work done to carefully recreate the Greek symbols, which decorated the iron and brass frame. The existing frame components were also repaired and replaced to restore structural integrity.
Grand Light restored historic eight-light pendants for the Lincoln Square Theatre in Decatur, IL. A team of artisans worked to artfully refurbish the pieces to look consistent with complementary fixtures on the site.
Grand Light was selected to clean and conserve three large outdoor lanterns from the Lionheart Art Gallery in Pound Ridge, New York. Two identical wall mounted lanterns were cleaned, had glass replaced and a finial replacement, while a third lantern was completely reconstructed.
Grand Light was selected to restore and replicate components of the 40 original lighting fixtures, bringing them back to their original beauty. The restored fixtures included 11 ceiling fixtures, 15 pendant lights, and 14 wall sconces.
Grand Light was selected to restore two large Bohemian crystal chandeliers from the New Haven Museum and Historical Society which required mechanical repair, rewiring, polishing, crystal replacement and all missing components were fabricated to closely match the originals.
Grand Light's artisans upgraded the bronze exterior wall sconces existing lamps to include 50W Metal Halide 120v Electronic Ballast retrofit in a watertight aluminum enclosure for the Springfield City Hall in Springfield, MA
Grand Light was selected to restore the theater’s light fixtures. Among the fixtures are 12 floral accented wall sconces, 5 large flower shaped recessed lighting, more than twenty pendant lights of different sizes, and 13 exit signs.
Grand Light restored the outdoor lighting fixtures of Edgerton Park in New Haven. These lanterns are the original fixtures to this historic park and had significant finish failure, missing glass, and several components. Two lanterns were replicated to match originals that are currently missing.
Grand Light restored and replicated a large outdoor lantern and post for the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia, PA. The restoration of these luminaires required media blasting, the addition of new copper tabs, rewiring, and a powder coat matte black textured refinish.
Grand Light restored historic fixtures for Sigma Phi Fraternity at Cornell University Campus in Ithica, NY. There are several different types of fixtures including chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling mounted fixtures and outdoor lanterns.
Grand Light's restoration specialists worked on over a hundred indoor and outdoor fixtures of various sizes which included extensive metal reshaping, refinishing, fabrication of custom intricate glass panes, and the rewiring and utilization of UL listed components.
Grand Light restored the interior wall sconces, ceiling gas chandeliers, and table lamps. The restoration of these historic fixtures included cleaning and repairing any minor flaws, the conversion from gas to electric lighting, the addition of custom escutcheons, and light burnishing of existing patina to achieve desired finish.
Grand Light restored interior and exterior historic luminaries for Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. All of these fixtures were cleaned and the original finishes were conserved. All of the fixtures received repairs to mechanical defects and were rewired to UL standards utilizing modern lamping technologies.
Grand Light was selected to restore and repair an antique chandelier for the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY after an untimely accident caused extensive damage to the crystal arms, the chandelier's steel structure, nickel finished components, and electrical workings.
Grand Light restored a crystal chandelier for the Minute Man National Historical Park. Missing glass globes with intricate patterns and broken glass arms were replicated as well as eight large crystal chains with baguette, octagon, and heavy plain spearhead crystal pendalogues.
Grand Light was selected to completely restore a large number of the original fixtures from the building, one large 60″ pendant, including nine small flushmounts, eighteen large flushmounts, five smaller pendants, and dozens of sconces.
Grand Light restored a large centerpiece crystal chandelier which included replication of crystal chains that were missing on the lower tier of the chandelier, modification to the up light, stripping and re-finishing of the long decorative brass chain and minor structural mechanical repairs.
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.
Grand Light was selected to restore the original wood chandeliers and wall sconces from the second floor of the library. Many of the original ornate resin filigree details were broken/missing which required the fabrication of new, replicated components.
Grand Light restored a massive aging chandelier which included the correcting of major mechanical defects causing 1" of sag on the bronze upper ring. Custom structural steel braces were designed and fabricated to eliminate all current and future sag in this fixture.
After the ceiling of the Orford Congregational Church collapsed, Grand Light was selected to restore an original Gothic revival style gas dodecagon chandelier from the mid 1800's while updating the original gas components to electricity.
Grand Light was selected to restore seven original exterior lanterns upgrade the existing lamps with modern fluorescent lighting technology. The original finish was removed to prepare the surface for a satin black refinish in addition to replacement frosted seedy glass panels.
Grand Light restored the exterior and interior downlights and uplight luminaires for the MIT Chapel. The restoration of these historic fixtures included cleaning and repairing any minor flaws, removal of existing paint, and the application of a new refinish and a UV resistant protective top coat.
Grand Light restored historic lighting fixtures including a large 12-light boardroom chandelier, two wall sconces located in the corridor, and an exterior fixture located above the main entrance of the The Briton Hadden Memorial.
Grand Light restored historic fixtures at Sagamore Hill, home of the late President Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay, NY. There is a total of 56 original fixtures which included several different types of fixtures including pendants, wall sconces, ceiling mounted fixtures and chandeliers.
Grand Light is restoring numerous historic luminaries located throughout the interior and exterior of the Meeting House in Heritage Village, ranging from large chandeliers, wall sconces, pendant lights, ceiling lights, and hanging lanterns.
Grand Light was selected to restore historical luminaires for the Bradley Home for the Aging located in Meriden, CT. The restoration of these luminaires included cleaning, lightly burnish/blend to existing patina with a top coat of lacquer, and the application of museum grade wax.
Grand Light was selected to restore and refinish ten chandeliers from the school's auditorium, as well as creating custom exit sign faceplates with a matching finish.
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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Grand Light recently teamed up with WB Lighting (Wiedenbach-Brown), Eichberg Construction, Pillar Development, LLC and Allen Built, Inc. in restoring 50+ historic fixtures from the iconic Washington National Cathedral's renovated Virginia Mae Center!
This restoration project included a wide range of varying fixtures, including chandeliers, pendant lights, wall sconces, and ceiling lights.
After various processes, including custom metal oil refinishing, replacing electrical components, walnut blasting, and protective coating, these stunning pieces of art are ready to go back home, and we hope the Washington National Cathedral parish, patrons, and guests will appreciate the beauty of these fixtures for decades to come.