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Yale Calhoun College Lighting Restoration Project in the Final Stages

Yale Calhoun College Lighting Restoration Project in the Final Stages

With only two chandeliers and one outdoor fixture remaining, the Yale Calhoun College lighting restoration project is nearly complete.

Quite commonly, components of outdoor lighting fixtures can get lost or discarded from exposure to weather or vandalism.  When restoring antique lighting fixtures, our artisans will fabricate any of these missing components in a way that preserves the fixture’s historical integrity.

Outdoor Lighting Restoration & Repair
The two outdoor fixtures pictured here were in need of new bottom doors and glass panels.  Metal rings and other components were fabricated and clear seedy glass panels were made.  The fixtures were then cleaned, rewired, and repaired as needed, and the new components were antiqued to match the original finish of the fixtures.

Outdoor Lighting Restoration & Repair
With the new components assembled and the fixture fully cleaned, repaired, and rewired, the fixtures were tested in accordance with UL standards, and inspected for historical accuracy.

Outdoor Lighting Restoration & Repair

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About Grand Light:

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.

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

Call 1-800-922-1469 or email to discuss your restoration or custom lighting needs with a member of our team.

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