Mobile Al – The Grand Light crew and truck arrived on a rainy day to the Saenger Theatre where several of the theater personnel were waiting to help unload the chandelier pieces and bring them inside.
For this project a thorough inspection took place, in which we found mechanical failures in the structure, faulty wiring, and deterioration of all the components. The components had to be individually restored. Metal surfaces were bead blasted, the crystal strands had to be re-weaved and the gilt surfaces had to be cleaned and re-gild. We used protective materials to coat the restored components to help prevent future damage.
The fixture had to be completely rewired in order to comply with UL standards. In the final step of the wiring process, all circuits and components were hi-pot and load tested.
The assembly was done inside the theater and took two days. The outer ring was first installed, followed by the spindles and crystal baskets. The fixture was tested and inspected at each step. When assembly was complete, the chandelier was lifted up, while local media recorded the historical event.
Finally, hours and hours of dedicated restoration work came to an end, and this truly grand chandelier will once again illuminate the Saenger Theatre.
The spectacular fixture is in it’s place and looks flawless. Another restoration project by Grand Light comes to a happy end.