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Vintage RAF wall lights

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Stunning landing lights salvaged from an R.A.F base in Northwest Wales. Refurbished and converted to wall lights, the sleek two-part polished aluminium body is fitted with the original convex prismatic glass, and a new arm with a ball and socket joint so the light can be adjusted.

As featured in the Warner Bros TV series 'Pennyworth'.

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. 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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Vintage RAF wall lights above kitchen counter

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 aluminium, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this using an environmentally friendly technique known as ‘soda blasting’. Soda blasting works by applying bicarbonate of soda to a surface under high pressure. The crystals explode at the point of impact and this ‘blasts’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

Our lights on the big screen

Did you know that our vintage lights regularly star in feature films such as Mission Impossible and hit TV series such as Warner Bros’ Pennyworth? This particular light was used in the TV series Pennyworth. You can explore other collector’s pieces from the big screen in our vintage prop lighting collection. Alternatively, if you’re interested in our prop hire services click here.

Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with a new screw (E27) lamp holder and elephant grey braided cable.

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230 mm
240 mm
1.9 kg
330 (projection) mm
n/a mm
Silver

Non-standard delivery. Supplied wired and 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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A quick word from our customers

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Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights! 

- Jean | London | 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

Happy overseas client

Thrilled to have found you as I love your product and the service I’ve received. I frequently return to your site and wish to purchase more.

- Rana | NYC | US

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The lights definitely bring a sense of authentic character and history to the space. It's the truth when I say I had the lights before I even had final house plans! 

- Leslie Huntley | Roost Interior Design | US