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
Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.
Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.
Established in 1941 on Montrose Avenue, Hillington Estate, Glasgow, Scotland, Coughtrie is one of the few companies from this period still in operation. Their name continues to be associated with reliable industrial wall or ceiling mounted bulkhead fittings. Over the years we have salvaged many beautiful lights made by Coughtrie, with their classic castings; lights that have in most cases, outlasted the buildings for which they were originally designed.View all Coughtrie Lights
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.Trade in, get credit
Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in all of our vintage lights.
Our UK and international shipping and our no quibble return options explained.
Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.
Our UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA), British Standards and UL certifications.
Our carbon-neutral business policy and our commitment to looking after the planet.
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A quick word from our customers
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
We have often purchased from skinflint and the fittings are exactly as depicted, delivered on time & with excellent customer service.
- Doug | UK | Commercial client
Retro Czech wall lights
Thank you for the great service with the lights. I am thrilled with them.
- Vanessa | London | UK
Reclaimed British factory lights
Amazing! We are so so happy with our lights, they are beautiful, and we are so happy to have discovered you.
- Kim | Suffolk | UK