Lights Service, Repair, and Installation

WALL AND CEILING MOUNTED GAS LIGHTS CLEAN AND INSPECTION

per lamp $60-100

WALL AND CEILING MOUNTED GAS LIGHT INSTALLATION

based on size and height- per light starting at $75

POST MOUNTED GAS LIGHT CLEAN, SERVICE AND PAINT

per lamp $80-125

POST MOUNTED GAS LAMP INSTALLATION

based on size, post, and height- per light starting at $150

ALL ABOUT LIGHTS 

Long before electricity was invented gas lights were used to bring light to homes, businesses and roads.  Some early history dates these lights back thousands of years.  Thankfully new plastic and metal technologies have made our lights much safer and able to install and maintain gas lights at almost any location.  These lights are able to light our way home and bring nostalgia, and a beautiful ambiance to your home, business, or street. 

Wall Mounted and Ceiling Gas Lights

The wall and ceiling mounted gas lights are much more decorative than post lights. These lights are typically manufactured standard with a “flickering” flame usually 1, 2, or 3 points on flame.  These lights are hung to an outside wall or ceiling and have a small gas line ran to extend behind or on the side of the light.

WARNING

These wall-mount and ceiling-mount gas lights can be very dangerous, for 2 reasons. First and foremost, clearance to combustibles must be met, and that includes the clearance to the back wall or ceiling. Combustible materials include but are not limited to wood, drywall, and siding. Second, the gas line should never be routed inside of the light near or directly above the flame.

I have seen and heard horror stories of wall mounted lights taking the entire house with them with a gas leak because the tubing inside the wall was leaking and eventually filled up the wall with gas. Please have a professional look at your lights to ensure there is nothing that will be an issue with leakage inside your wall.  If you have a bare copper gas line or aluminum gas line going into your wall please have them checked by a professional to ensure the safety of the tubing.   

Please reach out here if you are concerned about the clearance to combustible materials or if the gas line is inside or running inside your wall the lamp, we can help.

Post Mounted Gas Lights

Post lights have been used for centuries. However, the ones we use today have changed in a few ways, most importantly the fuel used to burn them and the type of gas tubing that is used.

Post-mounted lights are unique from other lights in many ways. First, they are usually on the front or side of the house to light the yard, usually when street lights are sparse. The gas line often runs from the gas meter, underground through the yard via plastic tubing or copper tubing, to the light. Post lights also tend to have mantles (a fabric sack usually made from silk or rayon that glows when lit on fire). Mantles provide the light everyone sees, and they often look like an electric bulb when burning because they are very bright (when maintained properly).

Alternatively, post lights are adaptable and it is possible to install an open flame burner.  Also post mount light heads can be  replaced to form a torch (or tiki torch).

Most post-mounted gas lights can also be converted to electric lights with the help of an electrician.  

The Flame Steward can help with a number of issues you may be facing. Your gas light may not be getting any gas to it because it’s disconnected from the meter, it has water in it (usually a loose connection underground) and perhaps there is a leak.

POST LIGHT SERVICE

The Flame Steward can service your post gas light/s in many ways:

  • Change out gas lines and any fittings or valves that have failed
  • Test to ensure your existing gas line is holding pressure
  • Change mantles, paint light, and clean glass
  • Replace a worn-out post, or straighten/level out the post
  • Replace a broken head (These usually last forever unless hit by a tree limb or a flying baseball)
  • Change out glass panes with tempered glass (tempered usually takes a few days to make, and cut and then is sent into an oven) Tempered glass has a higher heat rating from normal glass. 

Looking for some places to find gas lights for your home?  Check out these shops that carry an assortment from modern to contemporary. 

Bevolo gas lighting has been around since

Bevolo Gas Lights.  Since 1945 these folks have been creating custom copper and stainless gas lights, that are built to last, and built to suit every style of any home. 

www.bevelo.com/lighting

Flambeaux Gas Lighting has been around since 2004 creating New Orleans style lighting and much more.  With many different lighting options and customizations, these folks make all of their products by hand.

https://www.flambeauxlighting.com/

American Gas Lamp Works.  These folks have been making lights since 1963, most of these lights are made from heavy cast aluminum and are built to last for centuries (if taken care of).  They even allow you to customize lights on their website, allowing you to make a one of a kind light. 

americangaslamp.com

Always remember first to make sure you have the proper clearance to a combustible ceiling or wall when looking at the project.

 

 

Want to turn on and off your lights with a switch?

  Instead of The Flame Steward telling you about them, allow Flambeaux to tell you about their electronic ignition systems. This is from https://www.flambeauxlighting.com/electronic-ignition/

“Facts About Electronic Ignition Systems

Here are a few facts about electronic ignition systems for gas lanterns that you may want to take into account before making a buying decision:

  • Estimated Monthly Cost Per Standard Gas Lantern – $15.00 (Continuous Burning)
  • Cost of Electronic Ignition System – $480.00
  • Estimated Savings per Month using electronic ignition systems – $ 7.50
  • Estimated Number of Months to Pay for itself – 64 Months

We know that our high quality gas lanterns will last for years to come, so you might think that taking roughly 5 years to recoup the upfront cost of the ignition system makes sense. And if that was the only issue, it might. However, with any type of electronic system there are maintenance issues to consider. After all, what happens if it breaks?

Electronic Ignition Systems come with a 1 Year Warranty. However, these Systems are known to have issues over time and will eventually need adjusting and repair. If you factor in the cost of repairs and/or replacement, it’s almost impossible to justify the cost benefit of the system.

The Flame Steward can repair and replace your electronic system and we can also remove the electronics if needed.  More often we remove the electronic ignition versus installing them, because honestly they will have problems sooner or later.