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industrial fluorescent pendant with polished aluminium castings
Reference 15_2485

Eastern Bloc Fluorescent (V4)

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Industrial fluorescent pendants salvaged from the former Eastern Bloc with refined polished aluminium end enclosures, original glass tube, support bars and manufacturers plaques. The sheer imposing nature of these lights matches its industrial origin. 

end view of suspended industrial fluorescent pendant
industrial fluorescent pendant with aluminium enclosures and glass tube
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 the 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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Restoration

Restoring a light doesn’t necessarily mean making it ‘like new’. We often preserve the visible signs of age, such as spots of wear and patina, to give a hint about the light’s first story. Or we might reveal the bare metal, accentuating its build and design.

About the lamp

This product is fitted with a new linear T5 28W energy saving fluorescent. The bulb has an average life of 20,000 hours, is located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700K).

Alternatively, the product can be fitted with the latest in linear LED technology. The LED bulb has an average life of 50,000 hours, is located within the same etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700K or 3000k). The LED option is supplied with either a switched or dimmable remote module (Leading/Trailing edge, Dali/DMX or 1-10v). Please contact the studio for more information.

Whats the difference in brightness between a LED bulb, a fluorescent bulb and a traditional 60w filament bulb?

In simple terms bulb brightness is measured in lumens. Lumens (denoted by lm) are a measure of the total amount of visible light (to the human eye) from a bulb or light source. As a comparison this fluorescent bulb is 1820lm, a LED bulb of the same length is 2130lm and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

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Product details

Supplied rewired and tested with a new T5 28W energy saving fluorescent lamp and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable, 2mtrs wire suspension and ceiling mounting kit.

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135 (Glass) mm
200 mm
10 kg
1580 mm
n/a mm
Silver | Clear

Non-standard delivery (POA). All dimensions and weights are approximate. IP20 for internal use only.

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Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks really good and I am really pleased with it.

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