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1950s G.E.C taxiway pendant lights

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1950s G.E.C taxiway pendant lights

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

1950s taxiway lights salvaged from RAF Scampton, once originally installed within the aircraft runways. Made by renowned British manufacturer G.E.C., they have been restored and converted to feature pendant lights with a two-part oxidised and powder-coated steel enclosure. The omni-directional glass lens enhances light distribution to the side.

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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

Each vintage light that we salvage is sensitively refurbished and brought back to life by our lighting experts. With these particular taxiway lights, the degraded surfaces were first removed, with the cast steel enclosure purposely, and individually, then oxidised and sealed to maintain its rich surface patina. All the original elements of the light have been retained, including the prismatic refractors and the cast detailing showing the manufacturer’s details: 'G.E.C AZ 201'.

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 a 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 ceramic (G9) lamp holder, 2mtrs of adjustable wire suspension, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.

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200 mm
140 mm
3.9 kg
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Oxide | Black

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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Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | UK

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I’ve now purchased five different products over two home refurbishments. Alongside the product, the service, speed and packaging it is spot on. It's only skinflint that make me wish I had another project to work on and a larger property to kit out.

- Matthew | London | UK

Outstanding customer service

Thank you for the very careful crating and packing. The fixture is even better in person! We are so impressed with not only your inventory, but your outstanding customer service. 

- Jerry | California | US

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The lights definitely bring a sense of authentic character and history to the space. It's the truth when I say I had the lights before I even had final house plans! 

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