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Full Circle

Vintage lighting
prop hire

Vintage lighting for modern use

Welcome to Europe’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.

We work with commercial and residential clients around the world, as well as offering a vintage lighting prop hire service for TV and film. skinflint is also a proud member of the UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA), ensuring all of our lights are expertly restored to modern standards for faultless functionality.

Lights for life

As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

Lights lost in history: Tales from the Eastern Bloc

There's a fascinating history and heritage behind the lights we salvage. Join us on a journey to the Eastern Bloc.

Freefolk VFX, London

We’re big film and tv fans at skinflint. So fitting out Freefolk post-production house with our vintage lights for their new Spitalfields workplace is a great next step.

A quick word from our customers

"Genius Full Circle initiative"

Love the lights, love your ethos - absolutely what more companies need to be doing. My Retro Czech Ceiling Lights create the most gorgeous and unique feel in my dining room.

- Jenny | UK

"Speedy shipment to the USA"

Many thanks for your help. Paying customs was easy and arrival of shipment only took a few days. You made this transaction go so quickly and smoothly, I appreciate it.

- Leslie | USA

"Complete sense for our stores"

Collaborating with a forward-thinking fellow B Corp whose unique product range works aesthetically for our interiors, but also helps tell the story of our values and aligns with our environmental goals, is a win-win.

- Tom Sobey | Founder, Origin Coffee | UK

"Authentic character and history"

My beautifully restored Thorlux pendants undoubtedly bring a sense of authentic character and history to the spaces I design (including my own home). It's the truth when I say I had the lights before I had finished the final house plans! 

- Leslie Huntley | Roost Interior Design | USA