Glass Insulator Lights & DIY Insulator Light Kits

Columbia, Tennessee 2395 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Glass Insulator Lights & DIY Insulator Light Kits

Columbia, Tennessee | 2395 Sales

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OWN A REAL PIECE OF HISTORY from Glass Insulator Lights

Glass insulators were first produced in the 1850's for use with the telegraph line. As the technology developed, the insulators were needed for electrical power lines and telephone lines. These were high atop the telephone pole installed on wooden pegs. The insulators were used to support the open wire strung between the telephone poles. The glass insulators were made of a very sturdy glass and stayed in place for years. The color of the insulators vary due to the color of glass they had left over each day to make new insulators and the long term exposure to the ultraviolet radiation of the sunlight. This is why insulators have such unique colors. About one hundred years later, the antique insulators began to be a collectors item.

Glass Insulator Lights is a craft lighting company that creates one of a kind fixtures using these unique vintage railroad telegraph insulators.

Quality handcrafted lighting from the fusion of history, ingenuity and design aesthetics. Our fixtures are an elegant remembrance of early American innovation, craftsmanship and beauty.

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Last updated on Jul 21, 2018
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Custom and personalized orders

Glass Insulator Lights is happy to handcraft any insulator lighting or home decor ideas you may have. We stock thousands of glass insulators, lamp parts and a large variety of cloth covered wire, so the possibilities are endless. Just message us with the details and we will contact you back.

What if an item is damaged in shipping?

Glass Insulator Lights makes every effort to ensure that your purchase arrives safely, but occasionally shipping damage does occur. If your purchase is damaged during shipment don’t worry, we will replace it at no charge and as fast as possible. Simply take pictures of the shipping damage and the packaging, then send them to us thru Etsy’s messaging service. We will contact you back with an estimated replacement date. Keep your purchase and all packaging because, additional pictures and returning the product may be required by the insurance company. It’s just that SIMPLE!

Wholesale availability

Yes! We offer wholesale pricing on most of our products and on our Design Your Own Line. If you would like more information on our Wholesale Program or our Design Your Own Line, please contact us on Etsy.

Do you Ship Internationally?

Yes! We calculate the cost for you to save you on shipping charges. Contact us for more information.