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Industrial Czech bakelite LED pendants

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Reference 17_2864

Industrial Czech bakelite LED pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage fluorescent pendant lights salvaged from an industrial site in Czechoslovakia, now fitted with new LED lamps. The two bakelite-end enclosures feature manufacturer's detailing, while the original paint finish has been sensitively retained and sealed on the steel shade.

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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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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 lamps

This product is fitted with the latest in energy-saving technology. The two LED lamps - with an average life of 50,000 hours - are non-dimmable, and sit within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent glare and create an even distribution of warm light (3000K) when illuminated.

What’s 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: one of these LED bulbs is 1025lm; a fluorescent bulb of the same length is 1820lm, and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with 2no. switched 15W LED lamps and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable, 2mtrs wire suspension and ceiling mounting kit.

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135 mm
8 kg
1420 mm
410 mm
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Non-standard delivery (POA). Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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A quick word from our customers

1940s industrial lights

The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | UK

Excellent service

Good product listings with careful explanations. 

- Robert | Chichester | UK

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

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