Eastern Bloc wall mounted lights (V1)Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)
Eastern Bloc wall mounted lights. Stepped porcelain base with original opaline glass.
Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of the former Czechoslovakia. Under Communist rule the same design was often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage. The country is also famed for its beautiful glassware, with both wall and ceiling opaline glass lights often being used in public and residential settings, such as housing blocks and schools.View all lights from Czechoslovakia (former)
Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have become scrap - examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story.
Supplied with screw (E27) lamp holders.
Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.
Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in our lights.
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Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.
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