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Industrial Czech bakelite LED pendants

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Industrial Czech bakelite LED pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage linear pendants salvaged from an industrial site in Czechoslovakia, now fitted with new LED lamps. Two bakelite enclosures have manufacturer's detailing, while the original paint finish has been sensitively retained/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 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 lamp

This product is fitted with 2no. new linear 15w LED lamps. The LED bulbs, with an average life of 50,000 hours, are each located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and create an even distribution of warm light (3000k).

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, 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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