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Airfield runway lights by G.E.C (V3)

Era: 1970s Origin: UK

These unusual ceiling lights by G.E.C began their chapter as runway approach lights in the 1970s, illuminating airfields for R.A.F pilots in Lincolnshire, UK. Now converted for use as cable-suspended pendants, retaining an original army green factory finish and convex prismatic glass lens with manufacturer's markings. Perfect suspended above kitchen islands or over shop counters.

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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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Restoration

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each vintage piece we salvage. This ensures every light we reclaim lives on to tell its tale: from its original use, to how it came to be salvaged and restored. The next part of the story is up to you...

Manufacturer's catalogue

Found in our internal archive of lighting material, the extracts below are taken from an original printed manufacturer's catalogue by G.E.C showing the taxiway lights in their painted finish. 

Product details

Supplied with a new GZ10 lamp holder, 2mtrs of stainless steel braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable please just ask).

Diameter: 240 mm
Length: n/a mm
Height: 230 mm
Width: n/a mm
Weight: 1.2 kg
Colour: Green | Clear
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Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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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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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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Applications

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Light Bulbs

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A quick word from our customers

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Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

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I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

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