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Attica Prison Restored Lighting Fixtures Installed

Restored Lighting Fixtures Installed At Attica Prison

Two outdoor wall-mounted lighting fixtures that were restored and modified by Grand Light were recently installed at the front gate of Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

Prison Lanterns
The lanterns, which are located on the right and left side of the entry door of the front gate, are two of the first things people are likely to see when entering the prison. They were custom built to match the facade of the building, and had seen extensive wear and tear from exposure to the weather.

Grand Light completely restored the lantern frames to their original condition, and then customized the fixture back plates and updated the electrical wiring while incorporating (2) 26w CFL lamps and outdoor rated electronic ballasts. The lamp location on each back plate reflector was designed to optimize light output. Additionally, a clear seeded glass was selected and then bead blasted on the reverse side to reduce glare and shadows. Additional damages on the lanterns included several large dents, a missing bottom door on each lantern, and six of the original cast aluminum rosettes were lost.

New doors were fabricated with glass insets for additional down light and exact replications of the missing rosettes were casted. Body shop techniques were utilized to remove several large indentations in both lanterns prior application of UV resistant clear coat.

After a complete testing and inspection of weather resistance and illumination levels, heat dissipation, electrical and mechanical components, the lanterns were photographed, crated, and shipped back to Attica prison for another term of service.

For more details and additional photos from this restoration project, please click the following link:

About New Grand Light, LLC:

Grand Light has restored, replicated and manufactured custom lighting fixtures at every scale, including various projects at Yale University, antique pieces from the Lincoln Square Theater in Decatur, IL, The Otesaga Resort and Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, The Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT, and other prestigious projects nation wide.

Located at 580 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT, Grand Light has been serving the interior and exterior lighting needs of homeowners and professionals for over 70 years.

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