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Industrial LED lighting by Thorlux

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Industrial LED lighting by Thorlux

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A large run of vintage linear lights by Thorlux, salvaged from a decommissioned Rolls-Royce factory in Derby, UK. The vitreous enamelled vented shade allows up lighting which creates a distinctive feature. Assembled with the original trough, retaining the painted surface finish and featuring the manufacturer's labelling.

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Origin: UK

Lighting design in the UK benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time, designing and producing similar products for the same market. Often with only slight differences in their style, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.

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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 tend not to repaint our lights, retaining their authenticity and individual character. During restoration ferrous metals such as steel will have a clear lacquer powder-coated onto the surface to prevent oxidation, sealing and enhancing the surface of the lights.

About the lamp

This product is fitted with the latest in linear LED technology. The LED lamp, with an average life of 50,000 hours, is located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700-3000K). 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.

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 this fluorescent bulb is 1820lm, a LED bulb of the same length is 2130lm and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with a linear LED lamp and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable, suspension chain and a ceiling mounting plate.

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290 mm
14.5 kg
1750 mm
270 mm
White | Cream

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Thorlux

Manufacturer: Thorlux

Thorlux was founded by Frederick William Thorpe in 1936 in Small Heath, Birmingham. The company produced vitreous enamelled shades for lighting factories, workshops, mills and farm buildings during the progressive industrialisation of the 1930s through to the 1950s. Thorlux is still in existence over 75 years later, manufacturing a comprehensive range of professional lighting and control systems for architectural and industrial applications. The classic enamel shades from the 1950s with the distinctive Thorlux branding are one of our firm favourites.

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