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French Industrial vintage lighting (L)

vintage industrial french wall light bulkhead
Reference 14_1866

French Industrial vintage lighting (L)

Era: 1950s Origin: France

Oversize explosion proof industrial wall lights by 'Mapelec of Amiens'. Linished and powder coat lacquered steel enclosure with domed glass and manufacturers plaque. Can be used in either a vertical or horizontal orientation making them suitable for wall and ceiling applications.

pair of vintage industrial french steel bulkheads
group of vintage industrial french wall light bulkhead
France

Origin: France

Vintage French lighting is often defined by the industrial lights of Jielde and Mapelec, but lighting companies throughout France have historically designed and manufactured lights for all applications. This variety is reflected in the styles of lights we salvage and restore - from the decorative Art Nouveau and Art Deco to the classic harder edged, clean-lined industrial aesthetic.

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front view of vintage industrial french wall light bulkhead

Restoration

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as copper, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this with a technique known as ‘aqua blasting’. Water is mixed with glass particles and applied under high pressure to the surface to ‘blast’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

detail view of vintage industrial french wall light bulkhead

Product details

Supplied with new porcelain screw (E27) lamp holders.

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170 mm
12 kg
340 mm
240 (Inc feet) mm
Gun Metal Grey

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

Lights for life

As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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