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Runway lights by G.E.C

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Reference 20_3387

Runway lights by G.E.C

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

1950s airfield runway threshold lights, salvaged from RAF Scampton - the home of the Red Arrows. Now converted to feature wall lights with a unique oxidised finish. Comprising the original substantial steel enclosure and the original glass lenses, designed to enhance and radiate light to the sides when illuminated.

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Archive Shots from RAF Scampton

Origin: UK

A journey through time of this iconic site, from the launch-pad of The Dambuster Raid, to the home of the Red Arrows - and the lucky salvage of an astonishing array of airfield runway lights.

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Restoration

Each vintage light that we salvage is sensitively refurbished and brought back to life by our lighting experts. With these particular airfield lights, the degraded surface has been removed and the cast steel enclosure purposely oxidised and sealed to preserve the interesting surface patinas you see today. All the original elements of the light have been retained, including the prismatic refractors, enclosures and cast manufacturer’s detailing: 'G.E.C Type LT/6B'.

Manufacturer's catalogue

Found in our internal archive of lighting material, the extracts below are taken from an original printed manufacturer's catalogue by GEC showing the taxiway lights in their painted finish. Discover the intriguing story of RAF Scampton and these vintage lights over on our blog.

Extracts from an original GEC catalogue found in our internal archive

Product details

Supplied with a new ceramic (G9) lamp holder. A recess of 100 x 70 x 40mm deep is required for installation.

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300 mm
41 mm
11.2 kg
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Oxide | Black

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

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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