Low profile two part grey factory enamel by Thorlux
Reference 16_2530

Salvaged industrial lighting by Thorlux

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

British lighting by Thorlux salvaged from the stock warehouses of established UK retailer John Lewis. Original installed within the Nottingham depot in 1950. 

Close up of internal shade and gallery of Thorlux factory shades
suspended pair of grey Thorlux grey enamel shades
detail view of upper gallery of enamel pendants salvaged from John Lewis
close up of original manufactures label on grey pendants salvaged from John Lewis

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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These industrial lights have a low profile two part vitreous enamelled shade designed with an easy method of removing the main shade for cleaning purposes. Other features include a polished aluminium upper gallery and the original manufactures label. 

grey fabric braided power cable with galvanized chain and ceiling rose

Product details

Supplied with screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of industrial steel suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted to screw (E26) lamp holders (for use in USA) if required. Please state at point of order.


355 mm
380 mm
1.9 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
Grey | White (internal)

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


Manufacturer: Thorlux

Thorlux was founded by Frederick William Thorpe in 1936 in Redditch, Worcestershire. 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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