Loading

1960s circular ceiling lights

Left
1960s Circular Ceiling Lights
Reference 22_3717

1960s circular ceiling lights

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Salvaged from a derelict glassworks factory in former Czechoslovakia, these 1960s ceiling lights were manufactured by the powers of the Eastern Bloc and abandoned with the fall of the Berlin Wall. An opaline shade provides an even glow of illumination when lit, contrasting against a black aluminium wall plate. Great for ambient lighting in lounges, bedrooms and kitchens.

Left
1960s Circular Ceiling Lights
1960s Circular Ceiling Lights
czechoslovakia former country map

Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of former Czechoslovakia. Under Communist rule the same design was often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage. The country is also famed for its beautiful glassware, with both wall and ceiling opaline glass lights often being used in public and residential settings, such as housing blocks and schools.

View all lights from Czechoslovakia (former)
In the skinflint workshop restoring vintage opaline lights

Restoration

The final step of the restoration process of each light is reassembly. All of the components, both new and refurbished, are meticulously pieced together in our workshops. Each light is then photographed and added to our collection alongside information about its origins and history discovered through our research. This ensures every light we reclaim lives on to tell its tale: from its original use, to how it came to be salvaged and restored. The next part of the story is up to you.

1960s Circular Ceiling Lights

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. If you would like an E26 lamp holder (USA) please contact us. The lights are suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

Diameter:
Height:
Weight:
Length:
Width:
Colour:

350 mm
125 mm
2.1 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
White | Black

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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.

Trade in, get credit
skinflint, full circle
light bulbs faq

Light Bulbs

Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in all of our vintage lights.

Read more

shipping icon

Shipping

Our UK and international shipping and our no quibble return options explained.

Read more

Wet rooms icon

Applications

Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.

Read more

skinflint lighting certifications

Certifications

Our UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA), British Standards and UL certifications.

Read more

B corp logo

B-Corp

Everything you need to know about B Corps - explained.

Read more

More lights from the 1960s

More lights from Czechoslovakia (former)

A quick word from our customers

Opaline PendantĀ 

Love it!

- MichaelĀ | Middlesex | UK

Commendable service

We have often purchased from skinflint and the fittings are exactly as depicted, delivered on time & with excellent customer service.

- Doug | UK | Commercial client

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK

US shipment within days

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 | Florida | US