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British industrial fittings by Benjamin salvaged from Douglas motorcycle factory
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Motorcycle factory pendants by Benjamin

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

A run of British industrial LED fixtures salvaged from the Douglas Motorcycle Factory in Bristol, UK. Vitreous white enameled vented reflectors permit a degree of up lighting, with a brushed and lacquered steel enclosure. 

end view of British industrial fittings by Benjamin salvaged from Douglas motorcycle factory
close up view of British industrial fittings by Benjamin salvaged from Douglas motorcycle factory
Douglas motorcycle factory derelict warehouse
Douglas motorcycle factory derelict warehouse
Douglas Motorcycle Factory

Origin: UK

The classic British motorcycle the Douglas is a piece of British history in it's own right. The lights we have sourced illuminated the workshop floor as the 3000 strong team built motorcycles from the early 1920's until the factory closed in the 1950's.

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Restoration

Different materials require different processes. At skinflint we are fascinated by Non-standard surfaces and patinas, that’s why we tend not to repaint our lights as this can make them look too ‘new’ and they lose some of their of individuality. During restoration ferrous metals such as steel will have a clear lacquer powder-coated onto the surface to prevent oxidisation. All forms of surface sealing are designed to protect and enhance the surface of the lights.

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 lights with industrial suspension chain

Product details

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

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240 mm
11 kg
1790 mm
260 mm
White / Gun metal grey

Non-standard delivery (POA). 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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