Loading

E.D.L Machinists work light

Left
Reference 18_3024

E.D.L Machinists work light

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Vintage British machinists light made by E.D.L. Once used in workshops to illuminate a workbench or machinery, these lights are perfect for task lighting on a desk or above a kitchen worktop. With an enamel shade, three steel arms with original worn paint finish and wall plate.

Left
UK

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.

View all lights from UK

Restoration

With its original purpose as a machinist's work light, the lamp is designed to be fully articulated at the shade and arm joints, with 180-degree rotation at the wall plate/base. The lamp is suitable for different applications by simply rotating the rear wall plate on installation; the light can be used as either a wall, ceiling or table-mounted work light. The installation card shown here is from our own internal manufacturer's archive and would have been supplied with the products when the product was originally retailed.

Product details

Supplied rewired and tested with a new Bayonet (B22) switched lamp holder and traditional twisted black braided cable.

Diameter:
Height:
Weight:
Length:
Width:
Colour:

165 (shade) mm
900 (max) mm
1.9 kg
920 (max projection) mm
70 (base) mm
Green

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

E.D.L

Manufacturer: E.D.L

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

Featured in: Arts & Crafts Home Renovation, Bedford

A warm and inviting Arts & Crafts family home in Bedford - featuring industrial and machinist lighting by skinflint.

Read more ...
skinfint arts & crafts home renovation project with Brooke Copp-Barton
light bulbs faq

Light Bulbs

Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in our lights.

Read more

Shipping

Shipping

Our UK and international shipping and return options explained.

Read more

Wet drip icon

Applications

Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.

Read more

skinflint lighting certifications

Certifications

Our UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA), British Standards and UL certifications.

Read more

Environmental

Environmental

Our zero-carbon business policy and our commitment to looking after the planet.

Read more

More lights from the 1950s

More lights from UK

More lights by E.D.L

A quick word from our customers

Victorian light

I love it. It arrived quickly and in perfect order. Many thanks.

- Lucy | London | UK

Ceiling plates

Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | 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