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XL industrial light by Simplex

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XL industrial light by Simplex

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A stunning feature light manufactured by Simplex of England, salvaged from an industrial complex in England. The extra large end housing and twin lamp construction make this an imposing pendant. Refurbished and polished by hand, with the original glass tubes and maker's plaques.

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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

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. These pendants have been restored in our workshops, they have been soda blasted to remove their degraded surface layer and then polished adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through the surface and patina.

About the lamp

This product is fitted with the latest in linear LED technology. The LED lamps, with an average life of 50,000 hours, are located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700-3000K) Supplied as standard with 2no. non-dimmable switched lamp. Alternatively, dimmable lamps with a 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 fluorescent bulb is 1820lm, a LED bulb of the same length is 2130lm and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with 2no. linear LED lamps and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable, 2mtrs wire suspension and ceiling mounting kit.

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70 (glass) mm
165 mm
21.5 kg
1885 mm
310 mm
Silver | Clear

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

Simplex Electric Co

Manufacturer: Simplex Electric Co

Simplex Electric Co was formed in 1932 when Credenda Conduit Co and Simplex Conduits Ltd of Garrison Lane, Birmingham, merged. In addition to lighting equipment and conduits, the company began to manufacture Creda domestic cooking appliances. Between 1932 and 1965 Simplex Electric Co produced a wide range of lighting products but is primarily recognised for its early elegant prismatic street lanterns, bulkheads and latterly for linear industrial fluorescent fixtures. Then as the mass mergers of the 1960s unfolded, the company was bought by General Electric of the U.S.A. and production as Simplex stopped.

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