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vintage industrial polished aluminum fluorescent hanging light
Reference 13_1771

Vintage industrial lighting by AEI

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A stunning timepiece of classic British design and engineering, manufactured by AEI Lamp & Lighting Co of Hereford, UK. An impressive polished aluminium construction, featuring original manufacturer's detailing, and the original glass housing fitted with a new LED linear lamp.

 

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underside of vintage industrial polished aluminum fluorescent with LED lamp
LED  vintage industrial polished aluminum fluorescent hanging light
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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Restoration

These vintage industrial pendant lights have been refurbished by hand, removing the degraded surface and setting solid foundations for us to bring it back to life. The large aluminium enclosures and upper support bar have been polished, highlighting the original detailing and refined nature of the light. It is now suspended through a minimal stainless steel suspension system, allowing for millimetric adjustment.

About the LED lamp

This product is fitted with the latest in linear LED technology. The LED lamp, with an average life of 50,000 hours, is located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700-3000K) Supplied as standard with a non dimmable switched lamp. Alternatively a dimmable lamp with remote module (Leading/Trailing edge, Dali/DMX or 1-10v) can be supplied, please contact the studio for more information.

Whats the difference in brightness between a LED bulb, a fluorescent bulb and a traditional 60w filament bulb?

In simple terms, bulb brightness is measured in lumens. Lumens (denoted by lm) are a measure of the total amount of visible light (to the human eye) from a bulb or light source. As a comparison, this LED bulb is 2475lm a fluorescent bulb of the same length is 2460lm and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

 
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Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with a linear LED lamp and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable. With 2mtrs wire suspension and ceiling mounting kit.

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60 (Glass) mm
210 mm
20 kg
1700 mm
150 mm
Silver

Non-standard delivery (POA). IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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Manufacturer: AEI

Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) was established in 1928, a result of a merger between two well known rival electrical companies - Metropolitan-Vickers and British Thomson-Houston. Although they produced a selection of lights alongside other electrical devices, it wasn’t until 1956 that AEI Lamps and Lighting Co. was formed. By 1961 their lighting production had become so successful it became a company in its own right, retaining the brand name AEI until the company was taken over in 1964 to form part of British Lighting Industries.

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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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An absolutely beautiful light. Arrived promptly and immaculately packaged. Very efficient service, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Many thanks.

- Jo | Essex | UK

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Finishing touches

Lighting is critical to any room and when it came to putting the finishing touches to our vintage kitchen, we came to skinflint - and we found exactly what we wanted.

- Estelle | London | UK

Impeccable service & a fabulous range of industrial lights

Your service was impeccable & your beautiful quirky stock of the highest quality. I was lucky enough to visit your HQ in Cornwall whilst on holiday near there. What a wonderful creative sustainable environment you work in. Such a fabulous range of interesting industrial lights. I am delighted with my runway light & will tell everyone where it’s from!

- Pippa | London | UK