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1950s large white enamel fluorescent reflectors by G.E.C
Reference 13_1741

Pottery Lights

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A British industrial fixture by G.E.C salvaged from a large 1950s pottery in Stoke on Trent, UK. An enamel vented reflector allows a degree of uplighting while the shade features original manufacturers labels 'G.E.C General Electric Co Ltd of England'.

detail image of 1950s large white enamel fluorescent reflectors and vents
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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At Skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface.

About the lamp

This product is fitted with a new linear T5 35W energy saving fluorescent. The bulb has an average life of 20,000 hours, is located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700K).

Alternatively, the product can be fitted with the latest in linear LED technology. The LED bulb has an average life of 50,000 hours, is located within the same etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700K or 3000k).

The LED option is 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, an LED bulb is 2475lm, a fluorescent bulb of the same length is 2460lm and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

 

original G.E.C label on 1950s large white enamel fluorescent reflectors

Product details

Supplied rewired and tested with a new T5 35W energy saving fluorescent lamp and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable, 2mtrs wire suspension and ceiling mounting kit.

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110 mm
3 kg
1750 mm
265 mm
White

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

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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