Salvaged industrial lighting from Thorlux

green enamel industrial pendant lights by Thorlux
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Salvaged industrial lighting from Thorlux

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Elegant industrial British pendants by 'Thorlux' salvaged from the stock warehouses of established UK retailer John Lewis, which were originally installed within the Nottingham depot in 1950.

line of three industrial enamel pendants salvaged from John Lewis
original manufactures label on industrial warehouse shade
open vented gallery on industrial enamel pendant light by Thorlux
enamel pendant lighting by Thorlux with green and white shade

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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green enamel factory warehouse like hanging above industrial worktop counter


The lights have been refurbished and reassembled by hand, with a two part vitreous enamelled shade and polished aluminium gallery with cast details and original manufacturers label. The open vent neck design permits a degree of uplighting and provides a nice detail when illuminated.

grey fabric braided power cable with galvanized chain and ceiling rose

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).


410 mm
510 mm
3.1 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
Green | 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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