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University & Educational Institutions Lighting Restoration Portfolio

We're proud of the work we do. Browse a selection of some of our finest projects.

From The Ivy League To Laboratories, Libraries, And Auditoriums

We specialize in all aspects of the historical lighting restoration in universities and various educational institutions nationwide. Our capabilities include research for historic accuracy, drawings, mock-ups, metal fabrication, polishing, painting, hot and cold patina application, welding, abrasive blasting, refinishing metal components, glass fabrication, replacing all electrical components, energy efficient retrofitting, rewiring, testing, and labeling in accordance with UL standards. Our on-site services include cleaning, removing, packing, transporting, and installing historic and custom lighting fixtures.

Grand Light is staffed with professionals who can manage your project from start to finish. Give us a call today. We want to speak with you!!  Please call 1-800-922-1469 or use our Contact Form to discuss your historic lighting restoration needs.

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Yale University – Silliman College

Grand Light's restoration specialists worked on over a hundred indoor and outdoor fixtures of various sizes which included extensive metal reshaping, refinishing, fabrication of custom intricate glass panes, and the rewiring and utilization of UL listed components.
 

Phillips Exeter Academy – Phillips Hall

Grand Light restored interior and exterior historic luminaries for Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. All of these fixtures were cleaned and the original finishes were conserved. All of the fixtures received repairs to mechanical defects and were rewired to UL standards utilizing modern lamping technologies.
 

Yale University – Morse & Stiles Colleges

Grand Light was selected to completely restore and modify a large number of the original fixtures from Morse & Stiles Colleges. These fixtures included multiple bronze sconces, bronze chandeliers, exterior poles and luminaires, library lights, and numerous massive bronze outdoor lighting fixtures.
 

Dartmouth College – Sanborn Library

Grand Light was selected to restore the original wood chandeliers and wall sconces from the second floor of the library. Many of the original ornate resin filigree details were broken/missing which required the fabrication of new, replicated components.
 

Clyde-Savannah School

Grand Light restored a massive aging chandelier which included the correcting of major mechanical defects causing 1" of sag on the bronze upper ring. Custom structural steel braces were designed and fabricated to eliminate all current and future sag in this fixture.
Yale University Lanman Wright Hall 

Yale University – Lanman Wright Hall

Grand Light was selected to restore seven original exterior lanterns upgrade the existing lamps with modern fluorescent lighting technology. The original finish was removed to prepare the surface for a satin black refinish in addition to replacement frosted seedy glass panels.
 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Chapel

Grand Light restored the exterior and interior downlights and uplight luminaires for the MIT Chapel. The restoration of these historic fixtures included cleaning and repairing any minor flaws, removal of existing paint, and the application of a new refinish and a UV resistant protective top coat.
 

Washington Irving Intermediate School

Grand Light was selected to restore and refinish ten chandeliers from the school's auditorium, as well as creating custom exit sign faceplates with a matching finish.

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