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1950s prismatic wall lights by Heyes

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1950s prismatic wall lights by Heyes

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

XL British industrial surface mounted lights by Heyes. Salvaged from a large engineering works in Fife, Scotland which served the paper mill industry. A substantial polished aluminium enclosure with a cast makers plaque and the original circular prismatic domed glass.

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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

Lights of this nature were utilised extensively within extreme, inhospitable environments such as oil rigs and fuel silos. Their sheer size and style match their original industrial heritage, which is emphasised by the feature casting 'Heyes of Wigan: Cat nos 521 & 523'.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. (If you would prefer an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask). Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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220 (glass) mm
190 (depth) mm
10.5 kg
380 mm
300 mm
Silver | Clear

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Heyes

Manufacturer: Heyes

We can't be certain of the exact origins of Heyes and Co. of Water Heyes Electrical Works, Wigan, but we think the company was established in the early part of the 20th century with the first records we’ve uncovered being dated 1922. For over 50 years Heyes specialised in the design and manufacture of industrial and explosion proof lighting intended for use in extreme locations such as oil refineries and the mining industry. Then, in 1986 the company was acquired by Petrel Ltd and the Heyes name disappeared.

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A quick word from our customers

Beautiful Light! 

I toyed with this light for ages before I bought it, thinking it was a lot of money. When I eventually ordered and received the light, I was not disappointed. I love this light, so heavy, chunky and in my eyes, gorgeous. It will look brilliant in my dining room, in my newly renovated farmhouse. 

- Tina | Cheshire | UK

Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks.

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

Versatile light

Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks great and I am really pleased with it.

- Carineh | Oxfordshire | UK

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