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    Finally Got These G&G Style Lights Finished

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    African Mahogany - Stained to Match Living Room Trim, Followed by 2 Coats of Shellac
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    Sprayed 2 Coats of Alkyd Varnish
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    Test Fitting Glass
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    Assembled Light
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    First Light Installed
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    Kris

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    Finally Got These G&G Style Lights Finished - Part 2

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    LED Fixture is Mounted Separate From The Light Housings
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    Both Lights Mounted

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    Both Lights Operational


    Not sure how crazy I am about the LED Light Rings but We Will Live With Them for a While
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    "Finally" or not, that is some really nice work Kris.
    "A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg".


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    Thanks Glenn. I have some caps to install in the screw hole mortises to hide the holes.

    I was planning to build a larger light to go over the dining room table but haven't decided for sure yet.
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    Kris

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    Kris that's a huge upgrade.

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    Thanks Tom. I ordered some round diffusers to go over the light rings. Hoping that will reduce the visibility of the LEDs. If that doesn't work I may just go with an LED Edison bulb.
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    Lovely work and I like the choice of glass!
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    Thank you Christopher. I did a lot of research on the glass and ended up with iridized dark amber glass. I believe it to be a pretty close match to the Greene and Greene lighting I have seen (not in person). The problem we are having now is the visibility of the LEDs themselves which I am hoping a diffuser will take of but the larger issue is the light is VERY yellow. I used 3000K LED light engines thinking the softer light would be better. I am considering swapping the LED units for 5000K units which I can get from the same manufacturer. Not sure how much difference that would make...
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    Yeah the coding for color is “different” and does make a big difference in my experience. Are the lights on dimmers as well?
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    Fantastic lights. Well done!!! I’m

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    Thanks Joe.

    Charles, yes, the lights are on dimmers. I added a diffuser today to one of the lights and it helped with the visibility of the LEDs themselves but I am still not liking the yellow tinge.



    I may post in the General forum to see if others may have input on light temperature and transmitting through colored glass.
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    Kris

    Nice work!! They look like they came out of a period true A&C Bungalow in Pasadena.
    You kept true to the Cloud Lift" motif without overdoing it, and everyone is correct, your choice of glass is perfect.
    Those bridle joints had to have you a little nervous to have them come out square and true in every dimension.
    Well done. Very well done.
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    Thanks Mike for the kind words.
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    Kris

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    Gorgeous work I'm super jealous! I predict this will result in a series of G &G style accessories for the house – hanging wall cabinet, outdoor lanterns?

    As I plan to blatantly copy your work, I would appreciate if you could suggest sources/backs for the glass and LED fixtures. Thanks for sharing the pics to – again gorgeous!

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    Glass and LEDs

    Mike, thanks - I have attached a couple of snips below.

    D&L Art Glass in Denver for glass

    Amazon - LED

    I am changing out the LEDs with standard fixtures and LED Edison bulbs. Haven't had a chance to swap them yet.




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