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Renovations on Silliman College began in 2005 were completed in August of 2007. It was during this period that Grand Light's restoration specialists began their work on over one hundred indoor and outdoor fixtures of various sizes.
As a part of renovations that took place, Grand Light created six custom lanterns flanking the entrance to the college. The task called for Grand Light to utilize many of their tools in the creation of the pieces.
The drawings describe the custom work performed by the restoration team. The notes on the blueprints describe the types of metal used, including a copper-based alloy for the lantern, steel for the mounting plates, a wall mount, and a main horizontal cross bar. Steel was also used in the forged curls, which were complimented with decorative brass. The glass used was a frosted seedy glass, which created a soft-look and pleasantly diffused light.
Decorative brass spinnings were fabricated to permit for crisper, more precise detailing. A removable ballast tray with a multi-wattage CFL ballast and socket were installed for optimum photometrics and easy maintenance. Glass panels of the lantern were sandblasted frosted seedy glass, consistent with maintaining the historical accuracy of the iron entry gates they illuminate.