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Eastern Bloc LED lighting (V4)

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industrial fluorescent pendant with polished aluminium castings
Reference 15_2485

Eastern Bloc LED lighting (V4)

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Imposing Eastern Bloc linear pendants with a beautifully refined style emphasising their industrial heritage. The cast aluminium has been restored and polished by hand, featuring the original glass tube, support rods and manufacturer's plaques.

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

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: to salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; to restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; and to restore each fixture to the highest modern standards.

About the LED lamp

This product is fitted with the latest in linear LED technology. The LED lamp, with an average life of 50,000 hours, is located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700-3000K) Supplied as standard with a non dimmable switched lamp. Alternatively, a dimmable lamp with remote module (Leading/Trailing edge, Dali/DMX or 1-10v) can be supplied, 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 LED bulb is 2475lm a fluorescent bulb of the same length is 2460lm and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

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Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with a linear LED lamp and 2mtrs of Elephant Grey braided cable, 2mtrs wire suspension and a 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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A quick word from our customers

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- Isabella | Milano | Italy

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | 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