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1950s Airfield landing lights

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1950s Airfield landing lights

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Striking airfield landing lights originally installed at RAF Scampton in the 1950s, now converted to feature pendants. Preserving the heritage of the lights, they have been sensitively restored to retain their original painted finish, clasp detailing and prismatic glass lens. Perfect above a kitchen counter or in any commercial interior. 

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Archive Shots from RAF Scampton

Origin: UK

A journey through time of this iconic site, from the launch-pad of The Dambuster Raid, to the home of the Red Arrows - and the lucky salvage of an astonishing array of airfield runway lights.

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Restoration

At skinflint, the work we do is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each light that we salvage. Refurbished by our lighting experts, this light has been meticulously restored in order to retain its original features, including the yellow painted surface and unique surface patina. Brought back to life, the lights are now ready for modern-day use in a range of interiors.

Manufacturer's catalogue

Found in our internal archive of lighting material, the extracts below are taken from an original printed manufacturer's catalogue by GEC showing the taxiway lights in their painted finish. Discover the intriguing story of RAF Scampton and these vintage lights over on our blog.

Extracts from an original GEC catalogue found in our internal archive

Product details

Each light is supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of adjustable wire suspension, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. If you would another colour cable, or E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please let us know.

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355 mm
290 mm
2.5 kg
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Yellow

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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