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Eastern Bloc LED lighting (V1)

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industrial aluminium and glass czech fluorescent wall light
Reference 14_1975

Eastern Bloc LED lighting (V1)

Era: 1960s Origin: Germany

A sleek and simple vintage fluorescent light salvaged from industrial buildings in the former Eastern Bloc. Now converted for modern LED technology and with a refined style, the original protective cast aluminium rods have been restored and polished by hand alongside the original glass tube. Updated for modern LED technologies.

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salvaged industrial aluminium and glass fluorescent ceiling 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 LED lamp

This product is fitted with the latest in energy-saving technology. The LED lamp, with an average life of 50,000 hours, sits within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700-3000K). It is supplied as standard with a non-dimmable switched lamp. Alternatively, a dimmable lamp with a remote module (Leading/Trailing edge, Dali/DMX or 1-10v) can be supplied - please contact the studio for more information.

What’s 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 LED bulb is 2475lm; a fluorescent bulb of the same length is 2460lm, and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

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Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with a linear LED 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). Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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A quick word from our customers

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Fantastic light and flex... We will be back for more! Service was unimprovable.

- Gareth | Northamptonshire | UK

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I am extremely happy with skinflint's products and customer service. Pansy was very approachable and understanding. She was also very quick to respond to any queries and always followed up any emails or telephone conversations.

- Shakilah | Buckinghamshire | UK

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK

Outstanding customer service

Thank you for the very careful crating and packing. The fixture is even better in person! We are so impressed with not only your inventory, but your outstanding customer service. 

- Jerry | California | US