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vintage reclaimed pottery lights by skinflint
Reference 15_2420_P

Pottery Lights (V2)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

An industrial fluorescent light salvaged from a 1950s pottery in Stoke on Trent, UK. Originally manufactured by G.E.C. and now sensitively restored, comprising a brushed and lacquered steel shade with feature vents at the top allowing for uplighting when illuminated.

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brushed steel pottery lights reclaimed by skinflint
open vented shade allows uplighting reclaimed from pottery in uk
side view of vintage reclaimed pottery lights in brushed steel
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

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: to salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; to restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; and to restore each fixture to the highest modern standards.

About the LED lamp

This product is fitted with the latest in energy-saving linear. The LED lamp,  with an average life of 50,000 hours, sits within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent glare and create an even distribution of warm light (2700-3000K). It is supplied as standard with a non-dimmable switched lamp. Alternatively, a dimmable lamp with a 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.

Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with a linear LED lamp and 2mtrs of Elephant Grey braided cable, 2mtrs wire suspension and a ceiling mounting kit.

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110 mm
3 kg
1750 mm
265 mm
Gun metal grey

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

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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