Lighting & Electrical


In-depth reports examining lighting and electrical fixtures, including historic lighting restoration, new lighting fixtures, historical lighting fabrications, and hardware. 

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Lighting Options for Classic Homes

Choosing appropriate lighting fixtures for the interior or exterior of a classically-designed home is a matter of style, scale and personal taste.

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Gas Lighting: A Radiant History

Gas lighting, common in the 19th century, is once again a popular accessory in the residential market.

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The Lore of Traditional Lantern Design

Today's traditional lantern designers have to rely on reproductions and historical paintings and illustrations to recreate these historically-styled lanterns.

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Colonial Lighting Fixtures: The Iconic Colonial

Though design motifs from the 18th century have cycled in and out of American architecture for well over 100 years, for exterior lighting Colonial seems to have found new turf and admirers in the post-Woodstock decade.

Buying Guide Spotlight

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Seekircher Steel Window Corp.

Repairer of steel casement windows: performed on location; more than 7,000 windows repaired annually in 26 states; large collection of vintage steel casement windows, doors & hardware; family-owned business established in 1977.