New Haven, CT - Grand Light has been contracted by an upscale residence in White Plains New York to restore 8 large brass lamps which hang above a 126' indoor, Olympic sized swimming pool.
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New Haven, Ct - Grand Light has recently begun the restoration of the historic lighting fixtures of Sagamore Hill. Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. During Roosevelt's time in office, his "Summer White House" was the focus of international attention. The most significant events took place at Sagamore Hill during the seven summers it served as Theodore Roosevelt's Summer White House, from 1902 until 1908. During that time, Roosevelt used his home to host luminaries from around the country and around the world.
New Haven, CT - Grand Light has completed the restoration on the historic lighting fixtures for The Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater located in Gowanda, New York. Among the fixtures are 12 floral accented wall sconces, 5 large flower shaped recessed lighting fixtures, more than twenty pendant lights of different sizes, and 12 ceiling fixtures of various sizes, and 13 exit signs. This project had a total of 59 historic fixtures that were restored.
New Haven, Ct - Phillips Exeter Academy was founded in 1781 by Dr. John Phillips, a graduate of Harvard and resident of Exeter. Exeter continues to affirm the intent of John Phillips to link goodness with knowledge, developing the consciences and training the minds of students so that they may usefully serve society. It is 670-acre campus with 130 buildings, including science center, observatory, music building, two hockey rinks, and more. Within the 670 ache campus is Phillips Hall, which is undergoing restoration and renovations. Grand Light has been selected to preform the restoration on the historic luminaries which will remain apart of the buildings history when the project is completed.
New Haven, Ct - Grand Light has received a go-ahead to restore and modify the existing historic luminaries that are on the outside of the 101 State Street Building in downtown Springfield, Mass.
New Haven, Ct - The 18" glass globes have been completed and have been installed on a few of the fixtures on campus.The frosted globe gives a fresh look to the post lighting which had been seen with a faded acrylic globe for many years.
New Haven, CT - Progress on the refinishing of the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater fixtures continued on the Type B, Type D, Type C, Type H, and E fixtures. All of the fixtures were stripped to the original base and the prepped for primer, base coat and the custom bled poly chrome finish.
New Haven, CT - After several stages of experimentation, custom recipes were developed to achieve the color and the look the original historical fixtures. Every fixture will undergo stripping, priming, being painted gold, and then hand rubbed with the special recipe to get a rich gold-copper tone. Work is complete on fixtures of type K, J, L, M, R and A. See pictures under the fold.
New Haven, CT - Grand Light has had the Gowanda luminaries under work for the past few weeks. Upon their arrival, the fixtures underwent a complete individual inspection: each fixture was photographed and it's condition was evaluated based on mechanics, electronic, glass and finish condition. The Grand Light artisans were discouraged to discover that the condition of most luminaries would result in having to completely refinish most of these fixtures.
New Haven, CT - Grand Light finished restoring an outdoor hanging fixture for the Lionheart Gallery in Scotts Corner, New York. This fixture, as was previously reported, is a large 30" iron fixture, that suffered severe damage.
Gowanda, NY - Grand Light has been contracted to do the work for the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater lighting restoration project. Over the weekend the Grand Light team drove through the blizzard to upstate NY to pick up the carefully packed fixtures and transport them back to our New Haven facility, were their condition will be assessed by Grand Light professionals.
New Haven, CT - The Lionheart Art Gallery in Scotts Corner, New York, contacted Grand Light to restore three outdoor fixtures. Two of the fixtures are identical wall mounted lanterns, 24" in height, these need to be cleaned, have glass replaced and a replacement bottom finial on one of them. The third fixture is about 30" in height and has suffered severe damage from the elements.
New Haven, Ct - Grand Light has been contracted for the restoration of the lighting fixtures of the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater in Gowanda, NY.
Mobile Al - The Grand Light crew and truck arrived on a rainy day to the Saenger Theater where several of the theater personnel were waiting to help unload the chandelier pieces and bring them inside.
New Haven, Ct - With the completion of the restoration work done on the Saenger Theater chandelier, the fixture was tested and carefully packed for it's trip back to Mobile Alabama. The Grand Light team loaded the precious pieces on the truck and went on the long trip to Alabama, where they will reassemble the chandelier inside the theater.
New Haven, Ct - The restoration of the large chandelier which suspends from the center of the ceiling of the Saenger Theater is nearing completion. This fixture has undergone several steps during the restoration. Nearly every component on this chandelier has been refinished, and the final product is simply stunning.