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salvaged american traffic light pendant
Reference 13_1587

US traffic lights (Type 3)

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

Salvaged American traffic lights by 'LFE' converted into suspended luminaires. Aluminium two part enclosure featuring cast makers mark and logo, original internal reflector and new etched diffusion glass.

original makers mark 'LFE' on american traffic light
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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

These pendants work extremely well over tables and island plinths. Suspended through a minimal twin stainless steel suspension system (2metres) with nickel plated ceiling mounting kit permitting millimetric adjustment.

grey fabric braided power cable with galvanized suspension chain and ceiling rose

Product details

Supplied with bayonet (B22) lamp holders and 2metres of elephant grey braided power cable. As with all our products, should you require a different colour cable just let us know.

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180 mm
4.8 kg
350 mm
350 mm
Grey

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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