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Energy Efficiency of GasGlow® LED

Comparing the economic benefits of LED illumination with traditional incandescent lights

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We’re sure you’ve heard that LED light fixtures are the greatest creation since sliced bread, but recognizing exactly how the efficiency of LEDs compares to traditional incandescent bulbs is beneficial as you consider your personal outdoor lighting design. This blog post is intended to help you understand the very substantial economic benefits of LED illumination compared w... continue reading

Gas Mantle Maintenance

When to replace mantles, how to install them, and who to contact for help

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The soft glow of a gas mantle lamp can add a nostalgic touch of warmth and comfort to any outdoor setting. However, one of the most frequent questions we hear from gas lamp owners is, "How often should I change the mantles in my lamp?" First, you should immediately replace any damaged mantle as soon as you notice that one or more have been compromised by some sort of impact ... continue reading

Answering FAQs about GasGlow® LED Technology

Did you know that you can still get the look of a gas mantle burner without using Natural Gas?

For those who don’t have access to natural gas in their area, or who simply prefer an electric source, American Gas Lamp Works has created an electric alternative to the traditional gas mantle burner: GasGlow® LED technology. GasGlow® LED is an exclusive illumination technology that precisely mimics the look and feel of gas mantle lighting. Not to be confused with an... continue reading

Customer Spotlight: GasGlow® LED Technology in Atlanta, GA

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Congratulations to a recent American Gas Lamp Works customer for being featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this past Sunday! Joe Garcia and Jayne Berry’s home, located just outside Atlanta, Georgia, along Lake Lanier, was presented as a charming Charleston & Cape Cod-style manor. Among the many luxury elements and décor they have selected for their “perfect ho... continue reading

Recognizing the First Gas Street Lamp in America

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This President’s Day, as we honor the first President of the United States, we’d also like to take a moment to celebrate the recent anniversary of the first gas street lamp in America. On February 7, 1817, the first public gas street lamp was lit in Baltimore, Maryland. A replica of the original light was erected in 1997 at the corner of North Holliday Street and East Balti... continue reading

Spotlighting Gas Lamps in London

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For over 200 years, America’s most exclusive and exceptional homes and public spaces have been illuminated with gas lighting. To acknowledge the history of gas lamps in our nation – from Houston to Charleston to Boston – as well as internationally, we’d like to begin to share with you articles and information highlighting the use of gas fixtures around the world. Thi... continue reading

GasGlow® LED vs. Incandescent Candelabra Base Assemblies

Exploring the differences between GasGlow® LED and incandescent candelabra base illumination technology

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All American Gas Lamp Works lighting fixtures can be configured for gas or electric illumination, providing you with perfect design flexibility to place various types of lighting exactly where it optimizes your outdoor lighting plan. For customers who don't have access to natural gas in their area, or who simply prefer an electric source, our electric lamps can be the perfect s... continue reading

Gas Mantle vs. Open Flame Gas Burners

Exploring the differences between gas mantle and open flame gas illumination technology

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Congratulations! You’ve decided to decorate your home or outdoor living space with gas lighting. One of the first steps in customizing your gas fixture is to determine whether your lamps will be illuminated by gas mantle burners or open flame burners. But what’s the difference? Traditional gas mantle lighting uses incandescent gas mantles, or Welsbach mantles, to generat... continue reading

AGLW Recognized with Award at Recent Home Show

American Gas Lamp Works is pleased to accept the “Best New Outdoor Product” award from the Atlanta Home Show

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American Gas Lamp Works would first like to thank all the new friends we met and made throughout the Atlanta, GA metro area during our time at the Atlanta Home Show. We had a fantastic weekend, and the response we received has been overwhelmingly positive. We’re excited to hear that our customers are as enthusiastic about our open flame gas burners and GasGlow® LED assemblie... continue reading

Gas Lights Bring American Charm to Southern Home Shows

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Our sales team is excited to be gearing up for our Southern Home Show Tour, kicking off in just a couple days. If you’ve ever been curious to hold, see, touch, or feel the remarkable quality of American Gas Lamp Works fixtures, a home show is the place to do it! Several different models of lamps, posts, and mailboxes will be on display, as well as our variety of finish option... continue reading

Customization Adds Personal Touch to Outdoor Lighting

American Gas Lamp Works offers customizable options for handmade fixtures of incomparable quality

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When you choose to purchase an American Gas Lamp Works lamp, gas torch, or post, you’re not simply receiving a boxed product from a stocked shelf; each individual item you select is uniquely handcrafted, assembled, and packaged according to your exclusive selections. Customizable options are available for both your desired design and illumination for each fixture. Select f... continue reading

Design Studio Launched on AGLW Website

American Gas Lamp Works expands to accommodate individual customers and projects

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We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest online tool, the American Gas Lamp Works Design Studio! The Design Studio is a resource for individuals, designers, architects, general contractors, and other members of the building trade to utilize during the beginning stages of their upcoming projects. Haven’t decided what fixture style is right for you yet, or looking t... continue reading

Michigan Parade of Homes Welcomes American Gas Lamp Works at Annual Event

American Gas Lamp Works invited to participate in the 2014 Home Builders Association of Michigan premier event

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American Gas Lamp Works has teamed up with DTE Energy to be showcased at this year’s 25th Anniversary Parade of Homes and Developments event, presented by the Home Builders Association of Michigan. This impressive event invites the public to visit a variety of Parade Homes throughout the state to meet with experienced home building professionals, including builders, tradesman... continue reading

American Gas Lamp Works Goes Mobile

Browse your favorite American-made gas and electric lighting fixtures easily from your mobile devices

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Due to the overwhelming number of visitors to our website via mobile devices, we worked hard to bring you a mobile, more user-friendly version of our site, which we are pleased to have launched this week! This new feature allows you to scroll through several field photos, product photos, and pages by simply swiping your touch screen. It also automatically resizes the photos and... continue reading

Gas Torches Receive Spotlight in National Magazine

Housetrends magazine features American Gas Lamp Works torches as a “Bright Idea” to bring the backyard to life after dusk settles in

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American Gas Lamp Works was pleased to be included in a recent article published in the May/June 2014 issue of Housetrends magazine. Housetrends, a leading inspirational magazine for homebuilding and remodeling, prints publications that serve multiple cities throughout the United States. Their magazine is also available to read by viewers nationwide on T... continue reading

American Gas Lamp Works Releases Official Videos

First Collection of Informational Videos Launched, Introducing the American Gas Lamp Works Quality Custom Lighting

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We’re excited to launch a short series of professional videos introducing American Gas Lamp Works and our gas and electric products to our online followers. Visit our YouTube, Houzz, or FaceBook pages to view a sneak peek of our behind-the-scenes, hand-crafted manufacturing process. In addition to the collection of photos in our Gallery, we created these videos to help our... continue reading

Customizable Gas Lamps Featured on Houzz

American Gas Lamp Works Products Now Available on the Leading Platform for Home Remodeling and Design

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American Gas Lamp Works recently joined the Houzz community and marketplace to expand our network of designers, architects, homeowners, and partners in the home and garden industry. Many of our residential and estate-sized lamps and posts can be viewed in professionally photographed scenes, including historic, classic, and trendy outdoor spaces. Customers and members of Houzz ... continue reading

Gas Torches for Pool and Patio

Planning Ahead: Including Gas Torches in Your Outdoor Living Space Development Plan

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When choosing to install fire features around your outdoor living spaces, it’s best for you and your contractor to lay out all utilities well in advance. One major consideration is to provide adequate gas pressure to your fixtures. Safety is another important factor to consider when deciding where to install your gas torches or open flame gas lamps. For instance, we recommend... continue reading

Pittsburgh's Home and Garden Show

We invented GasGlow® LED so that we could offer our customers an LED alternative that exactly mimics the look, feel and intensity of historic gas mantle lamps.

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We’ve been having a great time at the 2014 Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show! If I could say that one thing has been most gratifying, it’s been the steady amazement that people express when they see our GasGlow® LED. We invented GasGlow® so that we could offer our customers an LED alternative that exactly mimics the look, feel and intensity of historic gas mantle lamps. We... continue reading

The Works Launch Post

Our business is founded on three principles: Design Flexibility, Convenient Customization, and Exceptional Value

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Thanks for joining the American Gas Lamp Works blog – we’re excited that you’re here! If you’re interested in beautiful, authentic, commercial-quality outdoor lighting made right here in America, you’ve come to the right place. AGLW manufactures foundry-cast aluminum gas, LED and electric outdoor lighting just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as we have for generatio... continue reading

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