Modification of Exterior Lighting from Springfield City Hall Complete
New Haven, CT – Grand Light has completed the modification and retrofit of fourteen historic bronze lighting fixtures from the exterior of City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Among the fixtures were eight bronze exterior wall sconces and six exterior bronze street lights. The modification involved the replacement of lamps, ballasts, sockets, mounting hardware and wiring. All components were to be UL listed, and tested in accordance with UL standards. In addition, the original glass panels, much of which had been damaged, were to be replaced with an antique glass closely matching the original.
Following the construction of a mock-up, testing, and approval, Grand Light’s artisans mounted a 50W Metal Halide 120v Electronic Ballast enclosed in a 6″x5″x3″ watertight aluminum enclosure for mounting in the existing bracket of the eight exterior wall sconces. This assembly included the existing brass pipe and fixture base fitter, as well as a new Medium Base Pulse Rated Socket with a custom bracket, and a 50W Metal Halide Lamp.
The six street light fixtures were upgraded with a 70W Metal Halide 120v Electronic Ballast enclosed in a 6″x5″x3″ watertight aluminum enclosure mounted in the lower frames of the fixtures. The assemblies include the existing fixture base fitter, as well as a new Medium Base Pulse Rated Socket with a custom bracket, and a 70W Metal Halide Lamp.
Original components were used whenever possible in the construction of the retrofit kits.
As a final step of the project, Grand Light’s artisans cut 180 pieces of fusible hand rolled antique glass for installation in both the post-mounted fixtures and wall sconces.
About Grand Light:
Grand Light, located in New Haven, Conn. since 1929, is an experienced restorer of historic lighting fixtures and a manufacturer of custom lighting fixtures. We have restored, replicated and manufactured custom lighting fixtures at every scale. Past projects include work for clients such as Yellowstone National Park, Yale University, Minute Man National Historical Park, the Shubert Theater, the New Haven Museum and the Otesaga Resort Hotel.