Composite Glass Vault Lights

Architecture, Vault Lights

Composite Concrete and Cast Iron Vault Lights

Vault Lights: The Beginning
Invented in 1845 by Thaddeus Hyatt, vault lights were initially used on ship decks to provide light below without using hazardous open flame-producing instruments. These durable glass features were later mounted in concrete or cast iron panels and installed in city sidewalks to admit light into basements and spaces below.

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