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Your Ideas, Our Design, Uncompromised.

Grand Light specializes in assisting a project’s design team in designing, engineering, and manufacturing aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient, and practical solutions for historic and commercial properties.

Operating nationally, Grand Light’s lighting design services include:

    • Comprehensive survey of existing building and site lighting
    • Architectural lighting design projects, including universities, hotels, and churches
    • Exterior facade lighting for new and historic buildings as well as monuments
    • Landscape and site lighting
    • Computer modeling, rendering, and drawings
    • Lighting control design and programming

Our expertise ranges from specialist creative architectural lighting design for interior and external spaces of all kinds of buildings. Our project portfolio covers every sector, including commercial, government, education, religious, hospitality and transport hubs.

Grand Light believes lighting is the single most important element to ensure the success of a designed space. Lighting should accentuate architectural features while elevating the space. Grand Light also offers evaluations and recommendations to advance the project’s goals or completion.

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Historic Survey

Our Capabilities Include:

Site Evaluations

Historic fixtures are individually inspected and documented during a site survey. Typically, a site evaluation involves an on-site visit to examine, identify, and document the existing condition and all mechanical, electrical, and finish deficiencies of each lighting fixture.
Site evaluations 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.

What Your On-Site Evaluation Includes:

    • 2 Day Max On-Site with 1-2 Grand Light Specialists
    • + 2 Weeks Turnaround For Detailed Condition Report
    • Hands-on Analysis
    • Exceptional Client Communication

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Information Collected:

  • Project Cost Projection
  • Operation and Maintenance Considerations
  • Design and Construction Principles
  • Recommended Restoration Processes
  • Type and Size of Fixture
  • Number of Fixtures
  • Number of Lamps per Fixture
  • Number of Lamps per Ballast
  • Type of Lamps and Ballasts
  • Fixture Condition (Finish, Mechanical, Electrical)
  • Unique Fixture Types or Physical Features
  • Fixture Mounting Conditions
  • Room/Location Aesthetics and Design
  • Existing On-Site Conditions
 
 

 






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Condition Report

Grand Light condition reports include inventory of any damaged or missing components or glass, noticeable structural deficiencies, electrical assessment, material analysis, and finish conditions.

What Your Condition Report Includes:

  • Project Cost Projection
  • Operation and Maintenance Considerations
  • Design and Construction Principles
  • Recommended Restoration Processes
  • Type and Size of Fixture
  • Number of Fixtures
  • Number of Lamps per Fixture

  • Number of Lamps per Ballast
  • Type of Lamps
  • Type of Ballasts
  • Fixture Condition (Finish, Mechanical, and Electrical Inspection)
  • Unique Fixture Types or Physical Features
  • Fixture Mounting Conditions
  • Room/Location Aesthetics and Design
  • Existing On-Site Conditions

 




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Formal Proposal

Grand Light's formal project proposals include all work and recommendations generated during survey and condition report feedback. These proposals are detailed documents which outline project summery, objectives, technical approach, allotted deliveries/pick-ups, budgetary options, special qualifications, terms and conditions. Our proposals are often supplemented by illustrations including photographs, drawings, diagrams, and schedules.
Grand Light provides on-call support with our dedicated project management team, consisting of project managers and support staff, to assist in any questions, concerns, reviews, and documentation. We believe an honest line of communication and transparency enables our team to stay ahead of your project and quickly identify any potential issues that may impact budgets, schedules, and designs.




What Your Formal Proposal Includes:

  • Recommended Restoration Processes
  • Projected Cost
  • Terms and Conditions
  • On-Call Project Managers for Review and Questions
  • Budgetary Revisions with Alternative Options
  • Delivery, Pick-Up, and Transportation
  • Project Specific/Special Qualifications
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Specification Development

Our Capabilities Include:

Description of Work

To specify the scope of work required for a project, Grand Light carefully considers all provided information in addition to meticulous historical studies.
For new replications of existing and non-existing lighting, work shall include complete studies of photographs, drawings, and available historic information; allowing concise preparation and design of engineering drawings with complete bills of materials for the fabrication of each fixture.
Completed fixtures shall meet all applicable codes, NEC guidelines and UL procedures in accordance with the electrical contractor prior to installation.

 

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Techniques & Procedures

All Techniques and procedures are job-specific and generated based upon existing conditions, scope, materials, design intent, historic data, safety and general provisions.
Completed fixtures shall conform with all UL requirements and be labeled.

Quality Assurance

The Grand Light Difference extends beyond the restoration and manufacturing processes. Our word is our commitment and we strive to earn your trust. 
Work on historic lighting performed by Grand Light is backed by decades of experience and qualification. Upon request, we shall provide proof of comparable restoration and replication projects completed by personnel skilled in the processes and operations indicated. These requirements may include: Restoration Skills Demonstrated, Client Testimonials & Recommendations, Materials & Methods Used.
New and restored historic light fixtures and assembled components shall be wired and tested in accordance with UL standards. 

 Why Choose Grand Light 

  • Long Standing History of Successful, Award Winning Projects
  • Dedicated, Full-Time Project Management & Engineering Team
  • Artisans and Specialists with Decades of Experience
  • Extensive Background in Restoration, Manufacturing, and Design
  • Understanding of Large and Small Projects
  • Exceptional Client Communication and Customer Service
  • Committed to Safety without Compromise
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Product Handling, Labeling, Removal & Installation

Recommend job-specific handling, labeling, and transportation rules to avoid potentially hazardous situations or damage to personnel, property, or equipment. All loose components, damages/deficiencies, and component placement/alignment must be adequately labeled and/or documented prior to removal.

Submittals

Grand Light refers to contract bid documents and survey condition reports in addition to shop drawings, product data, samples, and submission procedures in generating a comprehensive submittal package. Our submittals include work scope supplemented with in-depth analysis of existing pre-restoration conditions, computer models/renderings, and lighting control design/programming.
For custom replicated fixtures, Grand Light submits shop drawings indicating all details of mechanical and electrical construction.
For existing luminaires Grand Light provides shop drawings for structural modifications only indicating the project name, manufacturer, all materials, finishes, lamping, voltage, ballast information and mounting details.
Samples of shades, glass diffuser material, metals and metal finish samples are submitted for approval prior to proceeding with mock-ups.

 

Historic Lighting Energy Efficient Retrofitting

Our Capabilities Include:

Light Energy Calculation

Your electricity bill is largely based on your energy consumption. Older bulbs, such as incandescent bulbs, are proven to use more energy but produce less light than an LED retrofit. In general, having historic lighting fixtures retrofitted may make the most sense to drastically decrease electric bills, energy consumption and increase the overall brightness of a room. 

To calculate how much energy your light bulbs consume, Grand Light considers a bulb’s wattage as well as how many lumens it gives off. In essence, “watt” refers to how much electrical energy a bulb uses as it produces light, where “lumens” are the amount of light produced.


Take for example, the difference between a typical Incandescent light vs. an LED bulb, shown below.
incandescent vs led bulb wattage and lumen comparison chart
Consumption, or the energy efficiency piece of this equation, is calculated by multiplying the amount of time a bulb is operated by its wattage, in kilowatts (kW). To convert a bulb’s wattage to kilowatts is a simple calculation. 1 W = 1,000 kW, so to go from W (watts) to kW (kilowatts), divide by 1,000. 
Compare the energy consumption of both light bulbs if they both were hypothetically operating for 100 hours. The light output and operation time remains the same, but the LED retrofit consumed 5.3 kWh less than the Incandescent bulb. 

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Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency Criteria





Grand Light has over a decade of experience implementing various lighting solutions for a variety of clients including government, religious, educational and cultural institutions, architects, electrical contractors, and designers. We pride ourselves on preserving the historic integrity of a fixture, while upgrading an existing lighting system with brighter, more efficient lighting.
Energy efficient retrofitting capabilities increase the lighting quality of an area while minimizing energy consumption.  When incandescent lamps are upgraded with an LED retrofit, the result is a room that is up to 3x brighter, savings up to 80% in annual (recurring) energy costs, and extended operational lifespan. 
incandescent vs led bulb energy efficiency comparison

Custom Lighting Replication Services

Our Capabilities Include:

Virtual Imaging

The creation of custom drawings and imaging is an important part of the process when it comes to the production of custom lighting. Grand Light engineers review existing documentation involving sketches, drawings, photographs or an on-site inspection prior to the development of any drawings.
Using software such as AutoCad or Solidworks, Grand Light’s drawings serve as the blueprint for our production process. Our goal is to create the most informative sample in the least amount of time, and at the least cost.
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UL Testing and Labeling Lab

Grand Light exceeds both the regional and national requirements set by the Underwriters Laboratory™ in UL code compliance restoration work and the custom lighting industry. We are accredited to perform both testing and labeling in our factory in compliance with UL 1598.
Utilizing only UL listed products, Grand Light strives to ensure only the highest standards go into finalizing each lighting fixture; from the rewiring of luminaires, to the installation of modern lamp technology, and the custom conversion of gas powered fixtures to electric.
Our standard practice includes performing multiple UL testing on all electrical components and systems to ensure the highest safety and quality standards for both restored and custom manufactured lighting fixtures.

 

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Budget Orientated Alternatives

Grand Light understands the challenges that come with budget oriented projects. We offer significant product alternatives to accommodate both a restrictive budget as well as demanding conditions. 
Our most widely used alternative is in steel. Steel has several inherent advantages that other metals do not. It is durable, flexible and cost efficient, while offering lightweight structural stability. Because of its flexibility, steel is easy to form, bond and finish, making it a budget-friendly alternative without losing quality.  

 

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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 Custom Lighting Resource Book and Contact Us for an on-site visit and fixture survey to get started.

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We like to keep our clients involved as we work for them, and keep them informed of our progress.  It’s important to us that a client who has entrusted us with a restoration be comfortable with the work we do for them; therefore, we make ourselves available to them at all times – ensuring complete satisfaction from beginning to end.  Please use our Contact Form or call us at 1-800-922-1469 to discuss your needs.

For assistance in preparing a specification for historic lighting restoration, please review the documents provided.

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