Yellowstone National Park, located primarily in Wyoming, spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles comprising of lakes, canyons, rivers, and mountain ranges. Yellowstone was proposed by Congress and signed into law as The Act of Dedication by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Considered widely to be the first national park in the word, Yellowstone has been administered by the National Park Service since 1917. Today, Yellowstone is the largest remaining ecosystem on Earth’s northern temperate zone and has been protected for its ecological, historical, architectural, and archaeological significance.
Grand Light designed and fabricated six custom exterior pole mounted fixtures to match existing outdoor fixtures. The original fixtures specifications, originally designed by a park technician, were used to create a shop drawing to accurately depict measurements and details. Once the client approved the drawing, these exterior pole lights were constructed using fabricated aluminum components. Grind marks present on the pre-finish fixtures required Grand Light artisans to remove these marks and prepare the surface for a flat black powder coat finish. Each custom exterior pole light received multiple coats of UV resistant protective lacquer top coat.
Shown above is the original large cowbell exterior light designed by a park technician.
Using a combination of original fixture’s design specs and photographs, a Shop Drawing was drafted for use in fabricating the custom exterior pole mounted fixtures. A shop drawing is essential in making an accurate depiction of dimensions and details in order to move forward with the casting of aluminum components.
Shown above are the assembled exterior fixtures after all aluminum components have been assembled.
Shown above is a Grand Light artisan sanding the surface of a custom fixture to remove all grind marks in preparation for the application of an elegant powder coat.
Shown above are complete custom exterior fixtures prior to being packed and shipped for installation around the National Park grounds.
Grand Light specializes in the restoration of historical luminaires of every scale, material, finish, and design. From professional diagrams and plans for your project to rewiring fixtures to UL standards, our specialists have proven their reputation as exceptional lighting restorers.
For more information regarding this project, you may review the project homepage at Yellowstone National Park – Exterior Lighting.