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industrial fluorescent  pendant salvaged from Rolls-Royce factory with LED lamp
Reference 16_2533

Industrial LED pendant by Simplex

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A stunning suspended light by 'Simplex of England' that was salvaged from one of the decommissioned Rolls-Royce factory buildings in Derby, UK. The polished aluminium body has refined details with cast manufacturers branding along with an original engraved plaque.

end casting on industrial fluorescent  pendant salvaged from Rolls-Royce factory
industrial fluorescent pendant salvaged from Rolls-Royce factory with LED lamp and top polished aluminium support bar
substantial polished aluminium industrial pendant salvaged from Rolls-Royce
industrial polished aluminium and glass fluorescent light with LED lamp
UK

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

These pendants have been refurbished and reassembled by hand. To begin with the degraded surface has been removed, making the path clear for us to bring it back to life, with the large aluminium enclosures striped and polished and the original glass housing also retained housing the LED lamp. Suspended through a minimal stainless steel suspension system, which allows for millimetric adjustment.

About the LED lamp

This product is fitted with the latest in linear LED technology. The LED bulb, 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 (2700K or 3000k). Supplied with either a switched or dimmable remote module (Leading/Trailing edge, Dali/DMX or 1-10v). 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 LED bulb is 2475lm a fluorescent bulb of the same length is 2460lm and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

grey braided cable for vintage lighting

Product details

Supplied rewired and tested with a switched or dimmable LED lamp and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable. With 2mtrs wire suspension and ceiling mounting kit.

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60 (glass) mm
225 mm
13 kg
1900 mm
160 mm
Silver

Non-standard delivery (POA). IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Simplex Electric Co

Manufacturer: Simplex Electric Co

Simplex Electric Co was formed in 1932 when Credenda Conduit Co and Simplex Conduits Ltd of Garrison Lane, Birmingham, merged. In addition to lighting equipment and conduits, the company began to manufacture Creda domestic cooking appliances. Between 1932 and 1965 Simplex Electric Co produced a wide range of lighting products but is primarily recognised for its early elegant prismatic street lanterns, bulkheads and latterly for linear industrial fluorescent fixtures. Then as the mass mergers of the 1960s unfolded, the company was bought by General Electric of the U.S.A. and production as Simplex stopped.

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