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Eastern Bloc fluorescent (V1)

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salvaged industrial aluminium and glass fluorescent ceiling light
Reference 14_1975

Eastern Bloc fluorescent (V1)

Era: 1960s Origin: Germany

A simple and sleek industrial Eastern Bloc linear light which has a beautifully refined style. The cast aluminium has been restored and polished by hand, with the original glass tube and three support rods.

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industrial aluminium and glass czech fluorescent wall light
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Germany

Origin: Germany

German designs are famed for their clean lined and well engineered approach. The Bauhaus School played a major role in combining design with engineering during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A number of lights we salvage were influenced by Bauhaus School design. From the mid to late 20th century, Communist East Germany produced a wide variety of lights for both industrial, commercial and residential applications, often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.

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Restoration

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: to salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; to restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; and to restore each fixture to the highest modern standards.

About the lamp

This product is fitted with a new linear T5 28W energy saving fluorescent. The bulb has an average life of 20,000 hours, is located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700K).

Alternatively, the product can be fitted with the latest in linear LED technology. The LED bulb has an average life of 50,000 hours, is located within the same etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700K or 3000k). The LED option is supplied with either a switched or dimmable remote module (Leading/Trailing edge, Dali/DMX or 1-10v). 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.

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Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with a new T5 28W energy saving fluorescent lamp and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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140 (Glass) mm
200 mm
19 kg
1630 mm
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Silver | Clear

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

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