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E.D.L Machinists work light

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E.D.L Machinists work light
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.

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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

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.

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

Non-standard delivery (POA). Supplied wired and 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.

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A quick word from our customers

A real gem!

What a great little product, saves masses of time and cost rewiring. Will be back for more!

- Chris | Gloucester | UK

Spot on

I’ve now purchased five different products over two home refurbishments. Alongside the product, the service, speed and packaging it is spot on. It's only skinflint that make me wish I had another project to work on and a larger property to kit out.

- Matthew | London | UK

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The light works well because the industrial style and it complements the exposed brick walls and stone worktops in the kitchen.

- Charles | London | UK

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These lamps are so practical yet elegant and unique. They’ll add a lot of character to our plain kitchen. The service levels were high - responsive and helpful.

- Clara | London | UK