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Reference 16_2741

US traffic lights (Type 12 Raw)

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

Salvaged American traffic lights by 'LFE' converted into suspended pendants.The pendants work extremely well over tables and island plinths and their striking yellow makes them great feature lights. 

U.S.A

Origin: U.S.A

Lighting design in the U.S.A. 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. Due to the location we rarely have the opportunity to reclaim and restore light fixtures from the U.S.A., but some of our perennial favourites are the old signal lights that adorned the highways of the midwest. We reconfigure and restore these timeless classics into functional pendant lights, for both residential and commercial use.

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Restoration

A two-part aluminium enclosure which has had the original yellow finish retained and preserved. These lights feature a cast makers mark and logo, original internal reflectors and a new etched diffusion glass screen. Suspended on a minimal stainless steel suspension system with a ceiling mounting which permits millimetric adjustment.

Product details

Each light is supplied with bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2metres of elephant grey braided power cable and a ceiling mounting system. (If you would prefer another colour cable please just ask).

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200 (glass) mm
150 mm
3.5 kg
250 mm
270 mm
Yellow

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

LFE

Manufacturer: LFE

Laboratory for Electronics (LFE) was founded in 1928 by Charles Adler Jr. and responsible for producing the first practical traffic light in the USA. By the 1950s LFE had become one of the most prolific manufacturers of traffic lights in the country, competing with other leading brands such as Eagle and Crouse Hinds. In the 1980s Mark IV Industries purchased LFE, who in turn sold the whole company to Siemens in 1997.

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Lights for life

As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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A quick word from our customers

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Stunning items.

- Martin | London | UK

Beautiful light

What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.

- Dan | Wiltshire | UK

Just what I had been looking for

I was very happy with the products I received. They arrived quickly and were packed brilliantly and professionally. There was no way they were going to be damaged in transit.

- Shakilah | Buckinghamshire | UK

Beautifully restored Thorlux pendants

The lights definitely bring a sense of authentic character and history to the space. It's the truth when I say I had the lights before I even had final house plans! 

- Leslie Huntley | Roost Interior Design | US