We Are All About Gas Lights
Do you need your lights cleaned or repaired that are on your wall or ceiling? Please click HERE and fill out the form for a detailed quote. Cleaning is included on all services.
Having troubles with your post mount gas light, maybe its gone dim, or doesn’t light at all anymore, or just needs a new paint job or glass replaced? Please click HERE for a detailed quote.
Do you need your gas lights hung from a wall or ceiling, or posted in the front yard? Please click HERE to get a quote for installation of your lights.
Contact Us To Request A Quote For Installation or Service of Your Gas Lighting.
Our Maintenance and Service for Gas 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 and Ceiling Mount Gas Lights
The wall and ceiling-mounted gas lights are much more decorative than the 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 run to extend behind or on the side of the light.
WARNING: These wall-mount and ceiling-mount gas lights can be very dangerous for two reasons.
First and foremost, clearance to combustibles must be met, including the clearance to the back wall or ceiling. Combustible materials include but are not limited to wood, drywall, and siding. The tops of these lights’ temperatures range around 400-500 degrees F, and the inside shell of them is about the same as the top portion.
Second, the gas line should never be routed inside the light near or directly above the flame. Have a professional look at your lights to ensure there is nothing that will be an issue with leakage inside your wall, and check clearance to combustibles if you are ever in doubt. 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. The most dangerous type of gas is trapped gas.
Post 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 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 can 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 several issues you may be facing. Your gas light may not get any gas to it because it’s disconnected from the meter, it has water (usually a loose connection underground), and perhaps there is a leak.
POST LIGHT SERVICE
The Flame Steward can service your post gas lights in many ways:
- Test to ensure your existing gas line is holding pressure
- Change out gas lines and any fittings or valves that have failed
- 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, cut, and then sent into an oven). Tempered glasses have a higher heat rating than regular glass.
Looking for some places to find gas lights for your home? Check out these shops that carry an assortment from modern to contemporary.
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.
Bevolo Gas Lights
These folks have 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.
Flambeaux Gas Lighting
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.
American Gas Lamp Works
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