We are continuing to closely follow government guidelines relating to Covid-19 - read more here - and are operating our normal delivery service.
The majority of our lights can be delivered to anywhere in mainland UK on a next day service for FREE, whilst global delivery can be achieved within 2-5 days.
Salvaging lights takes us to the most intriguing locations. For our Industrial Heritage Collection, we were taken back to the rich industrial past of 19th century Swan Lane Mills in Bolton - once the largest cotton spinning mill in the world.Lighting History
Vintage lighting for modern use
Welcome to the UK’s leading vintage industrial lighting site. skinflint scours locations across the world to source and restore unique and historic vintage lights; manufactured in the era from 1920 to 1970, and originally utilised in a wide variety of industrial environments.
Every vintage light you’ll find here is an original with a story to tell, that has been reclaimed and restored by UK-based lighting experts – then carefully rebuilt and tested by hand, to give you a truly individual light with real character, which you can rely on. Just as importantly, your vintage light will arrive quickly, and safely packaged – with shipping options to over 200 countries worldwide.
Our reclaimed vintage lights are all unique pieces, ranging from Hungarian railway ceiling lights and German cargo ship wall lights, to Eastern Bloc machinists table lights and Czech pendants. Discover iconic vintage lighting brands among our collections, including Revo, Holophane, Benjamin Electric and G.E.C. - all known for their dedicated craftsmanship and pivotal contribution to industrial purpose.
skinflint is a proud member of the UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA), ensuring all of our lights are expertly restored to modern standards for faultless functionality.
A quick word from our customers
Cruise ship light
Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights!
- Jean | London | UK
Lampada biblioteca Versailles
Lampada stupenda!!! Servizio impeccabile e velocissimo, davvero tutti i miei complimenti, siete bravissimi!
- Isabella | Milano | Italy
Fantastic, so pleased
I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased.
- Eleanor | Worcester | UK
Great lighting website with some awesome fittings - very helpful in answering queries and assisting in how to dismantle / assemble for fitting.
- Simon | Edinburgh | UK