The New Haven-based lighting restorer and designer had its custom outdoor wall bracket fixtures installed at Yale University’s Silliman College.
New Haven, Conn., September, 2007 — Yale University installed its newest outdoor wall lanterns, designed by Grand Light, at Silliman College on Grove Street.
The four lanterns, made of hand-crafted iron with a classic black finish, are the latest fixtures made for the university by the New Haven-based lighting specialists. They were designed to match the state of the existing corner bracket lanterns restored by Grand Light during the summer.
Steve Stockman, the owner of Grand Light, was happy to be entrusted with the task.
“Over the years we’ve done extensive work with Yale – I was pleased to hear from them again and I look forward to working with them more in the future. The best measure of our success is the feedback we receive. Both the University and their architects were thrilled with the scale design and physical appearance of the lanterns.”
These custom lanterns are fabricated from laser-cut stainless steel, featuring detailing around the body and top of the fixtures. The hinged doors reveal a sophisticated removable ballast and lamp system that provides a wide range of energy-efficient illumination.
The glass is frosted and seeded, and it was made to match the university’s other outdoor fixtures as well. The meticulous design process culminates with a glass and frame that allow a desirable amount of light to emanate evenly from the lanterns.
The heavy brackets that support the lanterns are hand-forged and shaped from iron with iron rivets at the joints. Grand Light’s designers chose to assemble the bracket without welding in order to maintain historical accuracy.
Grand Light is an experienced restorer of historic lighting fixtures and a manufacturer of custom lighting fixtures. Located in New Haven, Connecticut, their lighting restoration capabilities include researching for historic accuracy, drawings, metal fabrication, polishing, painting, welding, abrasive blasting, refinishing metal components, glass fabrication, replacing all electrical components, rewiring and testing in accordance with UL standards.
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