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Preserving Miss Porter’s

Miss Porter’s School, located in Farmington, Connecticut, is a private girl’s college preparatory school originally established in 1843 by education reformer Sarah Porter. Grand Light was selected to restore the large chandeliers from the school’s dining room.

Each fixture was media blasted to remove the existing white and black painted finishes on all aluminum and steel components. Multiple application of a new satin white and black industrial finish with UV inhibitors was applied to each chandelier. Additionally, new brass cups to replace existing damaged components were installed for each arm and painted to match the black finish.

Grand Light modified the existing fixtures to accommodate new custom designed P95 frosted acrylic diffusers. Each fixture’s wiring was replaced with UL listed components and HIPOT tested in accordance with UL standard 1598.

Be on the lookout for future updates involving the completed restoration of these historic chandeliers and the return installation at the renewed Miss Porter’s School!!!

For more information regarding the restoration of the historic lighting fixtures from the Miss Porter’s School project, you may review the Historic Lighting Restoration Project Webpage.


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