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  • xs soviet industrial grey pendant light prismatic glass
    XS Industrial Soviet pendants (V1)
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    Unit Price: £150.00 (ex. VAT) £180.00 (inc. VAT)
  • vintage german industrial factory pendants with aluminium and glass
    XL aluminium German factory lights (V2)
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    Unit Price: £425.00 (ex. VAT) £510.00 (inc. VAT)
  • opaline and bakelite vintage czech ceiling light
    Vintage Czech opaline lights (V1)
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    Unit Price: £200.00 (ex. VAT) £240.00 (inc. VAT)
  • vintage opaline white glass pendant with bakelite
    Elegant glass & bakelite teardrop pendants
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    Unit Price: £225.00 (ex. VAT) £270.00 (inc. VAT)
  • prismatic glass and steel bulkhead wall light
    Eastern Bloc wall lights (L)
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    Unit Price: £225.00 (ex. VAT) £270.00 (inc. VAT)
  • salvaged industrial aluminium and glass fluorescent ceiling light
    Eastern Bloc fluorescent (V1)
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    Unit Price: £800.00 (ex. VAT) £960.00 (inc. VAT)
  • Industrial enamel lights by Benjamin
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    Unit Price: £275.00 (ex. VAT) £330.00 (inc. VAT)
  • salvaged Hungarian railway signal light
    Salvaged Hungarian railway signal lights
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    Unit Price: £325.00 (ex. VAT) £390.00 (inc. VAT)
  • vintage heat lamp converted to a desk reading light
    1960s desk lamp by Ergon
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    Unit Price: £375.00 (ex. VAT) £450.00 (inc. VAT)
  • Retro 1970s Czech chandelier (V1)
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    Unit Price: £675.00 (ex. VAT) £810.00 (inc. VAT)
  • polished aluminium and glass industrial polish factory pendant
    Salvaged Prismatic Polish pendant lights
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    Unit Price: £220.00 (ex. VAT) £264.00 (inc. VAT)
  • XL Chemistry building lights by Holophane (V3)
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    Unit Price: £325.00 (ex. VAT) £390.00 (inc. VAT)

A selection of our current vintage lighting


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 250 countries worldwide.
 
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.
 
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 - all expertly restored to modern standards for faultless functionality.
 
Read our guide to vintage lighting for more information on the origin of our lights, the signature brands that define their identity, and the journey they follow through the restoration process.

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FINDING, RECLAIMING AND RESTORING

Already, we’ve reclaimed well over a thousand types of vintage and industrial lights, and we’re always looking for the next find. A Victorian asylum, a 1960s power station, a factory in the former Eastern Bloc – it might be anywhere. But finding and salvaging the light is only the start of a long process to ensure your vintage light is well preserved, and meets all of today’s safety and environmental rules.
 
Each unique vintage light is brought back to our warehouse in the UK, where the long restoration process begins. Our team of local experts restore each component by hand, ensuring every reclaimed light retains the essence of the original light fitting. We preserve as many components of the vintage light as possible, but we always replace bulb holders, wiring and suspension chains to ensure the light is completely reliable and ready for use.
 
Our lighting collections include an array of truly individual pieces, from vintage factory lights to vintage desk lamps, all of which have been through this intricate journey. Read our guide to reclaimed lighting and watch our video for more information on each step of the restoration process, including soda-blasting, polishing, lacquering and rewiring - all combined to give you a perfectly functional and beautiful vintage industrial light with a story to tell.

 

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