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Early British industrial lights by REVO

Rare early industrial fixtures by British manufacturer 'REVO' Circa 1940. Enamelled reflector featuring an embossed makers logo with linished and lacquered steel bracketry. These make fantastic feature lights within both retail and residential environments.

Supplied rewired and tested with a new linear T5 35W energy saving fluorescent (5000 hour life) with an intergral etched diffusion sleeve to prevent glare, 2 mtrs of industrial chain and ceiling suspension plates.

Can alternatively be supplied with either a switched or dimmable (Dali, 1-10v, DMX or Leading/Trailing edge) LED lamp. Please contact the studio for more information.

If you're interested to find out more about REVO please read on or visit our blog.

REVO Company Background

REVO was probably founded around 1910, although it’s origins are slightly unclear, it is thought that it probably started off as a company named 'Cable and Accessory' founded by Frederick Reeves who went on to forge a partnership with Septimus Vaughan founder of VONO beds hence the name REVO was given to emphasis the link. Although both were under the holding company Duport.

It was not until the 1930's that REVO became a household name, when electric street lighting was widely introduced and REVO lights, along with their competitors, were suspended around the UK, illuminating streets railways and factories. By the 1950's and 60's REVO was one of the main suppliers of street lighting around the UK.  Many of their lights are still actually in use today, this was in the days before planned obsolescence!

REVO engineers were famed for their creativity, often developing styles of lighting individual to the towns they were designed for. This means that whilst there are a wealth of classic REVO styles, from prismatics and enamels to machinist lights and bulkheads there are also some incredible individual rarities to be found.

History with kind permission from street lighting expert Simon Cornwell.

Restoration

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130 mm
9 kg
1800 mm
260 mm
Green (White Internal)

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

A quick word from our customers

Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks.

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

Spot on

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

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

It’s been a pleasure working with you!

I’ve had a difficult time communicating with multiple European-based companies for different projects. skinflint were wonderful and extremely punctual, even with the time difference!

- Monique | USA | Commercial client