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Renowned Yale University Library Renovation Begins

Located in the heart of today’s Central Campus, the Sterling Memorial Library is one of Yale’s most prominent buildings, as well as being the largest of all the Yale libraries. Completed in 1930, it was designed by architect James Gamble Rogers and later named for its benefactor, John William Sterling.

Grand Light was selected by All-Brite Electric, Inc and Standard Builders for the restoration of the Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library Manuscripts & Archives historic interior lighting fixtures. This project included the removal and pickup of almost 50 large bronze pendant lights and ceiling mounts, and over 200 glass shades.

Each historic fixture and glass shade was individually wrapped with the finest packing material to prevent movement and/or damage.

All historic lighting fixtures were packed carefully into Grand Light’s custom trailers and transported to Grand Light’s lighting restoration and custom lighting manufacturing factory located in Seymour, Connecticut.


Grand Light specializes in the restoration of historical luminaires of every scale, material, finish, and design. From professional diagrams and plans for your project to rewiring fixtures to UL standards, our specialists have proven their reputation as exceptional lighting restorers.

For more information regarding this project, you may review the project homepage at Yale University Sterling Memorial Library Manuscripts & Archives.

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