Grand Light’s On-Site Survey, Analysis, & Research

Get Ahead By Starting Early…

During an on-site survey, Grand Light specialists individually examine, identify, and document the existing mechanical, electrical, finish, and diffuser condition and deficiencies of each historic luminaire.

On-site surveys 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.

All data collected is presented in a condition report, which includes an inventory of any observed damaged or missing components or glass, noticeable structural deficiencies, electrical assessment, material analysis, and finish conditions. These reports are often supplemented by visual illustrations including photographs, drawings, and diagrams.

Data Collected Through A Site Survey Includes:
  • Project Cost Projection
  • Operation and Maintenance Considerations
  • Design and Construction Principles
  • Recommended Restoration Processes
  • Type, Size, and Number of Fixtures
  • Number/Type of Lamps per Fixture/Ballast
  • Type of Lamps/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


Putting In The Research

For both historic fixtures surveyed and new replications, work shall include research through our 60,000+ Historical Archive, including recovered original photographs, drawings, listings, catalogues, and any additional historic information.

Our 60,000+ Historical Archives Include Sources From:
    • A.W. Reiser Co.
    • Bergmann & Co.
    • Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.
    • Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
    • H.J. Peters Co.
    • JL Mott Iron Works
    • Lincoln Manufacturing Co.
    • Markel Lighting
    • Virden Lighting


History Worth Saving – We’re Here To Help

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 open 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.

To discuss our on-site survey capabilities in more detail, please call us at 1-800-922-1469 or use our Contact Form.


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