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 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 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.
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 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.