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vintage lighting floodlight by GEC with silver polished aluminium and glass
Reference 15_2491

Vintage floodlight pendants by G.E.C.

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

Imposing 1940s flameproof floodlights converted to feature pendants. These striking feature lights were made by British manufacturer G.E.C. and salvaged from one of the decommissioned Rolls-Royce factory buildings in Derby.

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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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original lighting catalogue by GEC original floodlight page

Restoration

The light is made up of a substantial three-part polished aluminium enclosure with its original flameproof glass lens. Its profile is sleek and refined with an impressive number of manufacturers details cast into the metal and emphasising the heritage of the light. A new aluminium bracket allows the pendant to be angled and locked in position if desired.

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Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs elephant grey braided cable, suspension chain, and ceiling mounting plate.

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480 mm
630 mm
15.5 kg
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Silver

Supplied 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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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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