Grand Light recently examined, documented, removed, and stored the existing historic lighting fixtures from a prominent Ivy League School.
These giant forged iron chandeliers each had a height of over 10ft tall, a huge forged iron ring diameter of 7ft wide, and weighed 1125lbs. Each chandelier was thoroughly inspected and documented of all components finish, mechanical, and electrical condition.
All forged iron chandeliers and wall sconces, using a combination of lifts, dollys, and ladders to safely lower and move the chandeliers, were safely packed for transport to Grand Light’s factory.
Historic fixtures that were not removed for storage were individually inspected and documented during a site survey. Typically, a site survey involves an on-site visit by 1-2 Grand Light specialists to examine, identify, and document the existing condition and all mechanical, electrical, and finish deficiencies of each lighting fixture.
Site surveys are common with large-scale restoration projects, and provide key insight into project cost projection, operation and maintenance considerations, design and construction principles, and required restoration processes.
All information collected and documented on-site was gathered into an overall evaluation including detailed documentation of all individual components finish, mechanical, and electrical condition. The evaluation often contains corrective action for any deficiencies as well as mock-ups, testing, process, and samples.
Got a lighting project but don’t know where to begin? Looking for an invaluable resource to enhance the success of a project while avoiding costly surprises? Check out our Historic Lighting Evaluation Report SAMPLE and Contact Us for an on-site visit and fixture survey to get started!
For more information regarding our past historic lighting restoration projects, you may review the Lighting Restoration Project Portfolio.