1940s magnifying work light by EDLEra: 1940s Origin: UK
An original 1940s 'Lens-Lite' by EDL - a superbly designed magnifying work light. Sensitively restored in our workshops retaining the original style, features and aesthetic of the lamp.
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.View all lights from UK
Each light is supplied tested and rewired with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, traditional twisted black cable and toggle switch.
Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.
Established in 1922 in Staffordshire as a lighting and cable support manufacturer, EDL Lighting is one of the few companies we salvage lighting from still in operation today. Rightly well known for their beautifully engineered task and machinist lights, we have been privileged to salvage many fine examples; lights that have in most cases, outlasted the buildings for which they were originally designed.View all E.D.L Lights
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.Trade in, get credit
Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in all of our vintage lights.
Our UK and international shipping and our no quibble return options explained.
Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.
Our UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA), British Standards and UL certifications.
Our zero-carbon business policy and our commitment to looking after the planet.
Great lighting website with some awesome fittings - very helpful in answering queries and assisting in how to dismantle / assemble for fitting.
- Simon | Edinburgh | UK
I love the light and Cara was fantastic with bulb advice and sending me a copy of the picture of the engine it came from. Great service thanks.
- Marcus | Letchworth | UK
I’ve had a difficult time communicating with multiple European-based companies for different projects. skinflint were wonderful and extremely punctual, even with the time difference!
- Monique | USA | Commercial client
Thank you for the great service with the lights. I am thrilled with them.
- Vanessa | London | UK