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Industrial LED lighting by Benjamin

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Industrial LED lighting by Benjamin

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

A large run of 1960s Benjamin 'Crysteel' vitreous enamelled 'Taskmaster Flurolier' lights salvaged from the decommissioned Eggborough Power Station in Yorkshire, UK - now converted with the latest LED technology. Comprising the original gallery with authentic worn paint finish and manufacturer's label. The vented enamel shade creates a subtle element of uplighting when illuminated.

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‘End of an era’: Salvaged lights from Eggborough Power Station

Origin: UK

We dig deep into the history of coal-fired Eggborough Power Station - an iconic and recently demolished iconic Yorkshire landmark that was once home to our latest haul of salvaged lights.

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Restoration

Different materials require different restoration processes and at skinflint we are fascinated by non-standard surfaces and patinas. That’s why we haven’t repainted this large run of lights, but instead retained its original worn paint finish to emphase each light's individual character. During restoration each gallery has been waxed and sealed by hand enhancing the surface of the lights and preserving them for years to come.

About the LED lamp

This product is fitted with the latest in energy-saving technology. The LED lamp, with an average life of 50,000 hours, sits within an etched diffusion sleeve which prevents glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700-3000K) when illuminated. It is 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.

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: this LED bulb is 2475lm; a fluorescent bulb of the same length is 2460lm; and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

Manufacturer's catalogue

Over the years we’ve built an internal archive of original catalogues from renowned lighting manufacturers. Helping us to investigate each light’s history, we study them closely for clues to assemble their whole story. The extract featured is taken from an original printed manufacturer's catalogue by Benjamin showcasing these particular ‘Flurolier fittings’. Explore more of our vintage fluorescent lights here.

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Product details

Supplied rewired and tested with a new linear LED lamp and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable, suspension chain and ceiling mounting plates.

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230 mm
9.4 kg
1750 mm
260 mm
White | Cream

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

Benjamin Electric

Manufacturer: Benjamin Electric

The Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company was founded by Reuben Berkley Benjamin in Chicago, Illinois in 1898. With the popularity of its lighting, the company expanded rapidly throughout the USA and Canada and then finally abroad, to England - more specifically London - which is where our shades were manufactured. Benjamin was a prolific inventor, mostly in the field of electric lighting. One of his most influential designs was the R.L.M. enamel shade - an influence so profound that this design is what we now recognise as the classic industrial enamel.

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Lights for life

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