Historic German street lighting (Type 1)Era: 1950s Origin: Germany
Salvaged German street lighting from Berlin with spun aluminium shade with a vintage industrial brushed finish.
German designs are famed for their clean lined and well engineered approach. The Bauhaus School played a major role in combining design with engineering during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A number of lights we salvage were influenced by Bauhaus School design. From the mid to late 20th century, Communist East Germany produced a wide variety of lights for both industrial, commercial and residential applications, often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.View all lights from Germany
Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this using an environmentally friendly technique known as ‘soda blasting’. Soda blasting works by applying bicarbonate of soda to a surface under high pressure. The crystals explode at the point of impact and this ‘blasts’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.
Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable and ceiling suspension plate.
Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.
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
Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in all of our vintage lights.
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Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.
All you need to know about our no quibble returns policy.
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- Robert | Chichester | UK
The light works well because the industrial style and it complements the exposed brick walls and stone worktops in the kitchen.
- Charles | London | UK
My beautiful lamp arrived and the bespoke adaption is fabulous - this beauty is now mobile in my art studio, perfect for when I’m washing down my silk screens or doing detailed pencil work at my desk.
- Nicola | Woodford Green | UK
Just sharing a couple of images of our beautiful skinflint lights in our new renovation. We are SO happy with them and we get compliments on them from everyone who visits.
- Anna | NSW | Australia