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XL US traffic light

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

An impressive one-off feature pendant comprising a set of five salvaged American traffic lights by Eagle Star. Converted for everyday use and ideally suited over a table or kitchen counter, the polished aluminium body has a sleek profile while new etched glass has been fitted to provide a diffused light.

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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

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. The aluminium enclosure has been refurbished by hand and polished on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlighting the casting details. Bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina. Fitted with three new etched glass screens, the pendant provides a nice diffusion of light when illuminated. 

Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with 5no. bayonet (B22) lamp holders, 2metres of elephant grey braided power cable, and ceiling mounting system.

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290 (glass) mm
160 mm
25 kg
1720 mm
370 mm
Silver

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

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