Light Fixture Restoration - Lamp Repair Service Providence RI 

Renaissance has been a leader in the antique lamp and light fixture restoration field for over 30 years in Rhode Island.  We work with homeowners and  contractors in Providence  RI, Massachusetts and across the USA. Services include:

  • Antique Lamp and Vintage Fixture Rewiring
  • Floor and Table Electric Lamp Repair
  • Metal Restoration
  • Crystal Chandelier Cleaning
  • Electric Updates
  • LED Conversions and Design
  • Metal Refinishing
  • Replating in silver, gold or nickel
  • European Electrical Conversions
  • Exterior Fixture Restoration
  • Refinishing of door and interior hardware

Restoring Your Lighting - Lamps And Fixtures 

Identifying the material and finish of your fixture is the first step in the antique lighting restoration process .

Many early fixtures were made of white metal, sometimes referred to as Spelter. This metal is a combination of lead, zinc, iron, and sometimes others. This became widely popular in lighting fixtures for its ease of casting and detail . Brass parts were sometimes combined on the same fixtures.  

Antique Lamp And Fixture Finishes

It is important to identify the finish before proceeding to restoration . Many Antique fixtures were destroyed in the 60's and 70's by the use of machine polishing which removed important finishes and casting detail. Fixtures' finishes can be hidden by years of nicotine, dust, grime, or even paint. In many cases this is preserving the original finish and can be removed safely by a professional . Having your fixture evaluated by a qualified restorer is the first step, contact your local Museum for a list of qualified people near you or you can contact me for a free consultation . 


Choice of Bulbs - Vintage Fixtures

The use of incandescent bulbs in Vintage  lamps and lighting fixtures is the leading cause of socket failure . 

  Wattage is a measure of consumption and this causes heat ,not brightness as many believe.

Socket Replacement And Rewiring

 The use of LED bulbs in soft white with a color temperature of  2300 to 3000 is very close to that of incandescent bulbs with virtually  no heat  and would eliminate the need of socket replacement and rewiring .   LED s are available in all configurations and sizes and we highly recommend them for all fixtures  .

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