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Industrial Czech bakelite LED pendants

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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.

As featured in the Warner Bros TV series 'Pennyworth'.

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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.

Our lights on the big screen

Did you know that our vintage lights regularly star in feature films such as 'Mission Impossible'? You can spot this particular light in Warner Bros’ hit TV series 'Pennyworth', seen below. Explore other collector’s pieces from the big screen in our vintage prop lighting collection. Alternatively, if you’re interested in our prop hire services click here.

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

A real gem!

What a great little product, saves masses of time and cost rewiring. Will be back for more!

- Chris | Gloucester | 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

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The light works well because the industrial style and it complements the exposed brick walls and stone worktops in the kitchen.

- Charles | London | UK

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These lamps are so practical yet elegant and unique. They’ll add a lot of character to our plain kitchen. The service levels were high - responsive and helpful.

- Clara | London | UK