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Vintage British industrial lighting by Heyes

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xl large British industrial wall light aluminium glass
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Vintage British industrial lighting by Heyes

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

A substantial industrial British prismatic light by 'Heyes'. Lights of this nature were utilised extensively within extreme, inhospitable environments such as oil rigs and fuel silos.

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two wall bulkhead industrial factory lights heyes
prismatic glass bulkhead by heyes industrial wall light
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. Many of the products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England between Bristol and Bradford. 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

The polished aluminium body features cast branding details and original manufacturers plaques. Within the front bezel is the original convex prismatic glass, which provides an even diffusion of the light when the product is illuminated. The light lends itself to being installed on either a wall or ceiling.

front view of British heyes bulkhead wall light

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. (If you would prefer an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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300 mm
200 mm
10.5 kg
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Silver

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Heyes

Manufacturer: Heyes

We can't be certain of the exact origins of Heyes and Co. of Water Heyes Electrical Works, Wigan, but we think the company was established in the early part of the 20th century with the first records we’ve uncovered being dated 1922. For over 50 years Heyes specialised in the design and manufacture of industrial and explosion proof lighting intended for use in extreme locations such as oil refineries and the mining industry. Then, in 1986 the company was acquired by Petrel Ltd and the Heyes name disappeared.

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A quick word from our customers

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I am very pleased with my purchase, it finishes off my dining room just perfectly. 

- David | East Sussex | UK

Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

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Good product listing with careful explanations. 

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What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks

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