1960s opaline ceiling lights

1960s opaline ceiling lights
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1960s opaline ceiling lights

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Starting their journey in former Czechoslovakia, these decorative 1960s surface mounted lights once illuminated hallways in homes outside of Prague. All original components remain preserved, including a striking moulded glass opaline shade and an aluminium back plate with an original factory finish. A low profile makes it great for illuminating snug spaces on both walls and ceilings.

1960s opaline ceiling lights
1960s opaline ceiling lights
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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.

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At skinflint we are fascinated by different materials and the interesting patinas that develop on their surface over time. So wherever possible we restore with a 'light touch', celebrating each light’s age, authenticity and individual character, giving you a truly unique vintage light with a story.

1960s opaline ceiling lights

Product details

Each light is supplied with a 2no. new screw (E27) lamp holders. If you would like E26 lamp holders (USA), please just ask. Suitable as a wall or ceiling fitting.


n/a mm
135 mm
2.4 kg
300 mm
300 mm

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

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