Reference 16_2546

Asylum wall lights (V2)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Salvaged from a Victorian lunatic asylum in the Midlands, UK, these 1950s wall-mounted reading lights have been sensitively refurbished by hand to retain their original character. Featuring a polished aluminium shade / wall plate, and an adjustable lacquered steel arm.

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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

Our restoration team has retained the original grey paint finish to the inside of the shade in testament to the heritage of the light. The shade can be rotated 360-degrees at the knuckle joint and rotated 180-degrees at the wall plate, making them ideal as task lights.

Product details

The lights are supplied rewired and tested with new bayonet (B22) lamp holder with an integral switch.

Diameter: 140 (shade) mm
Length: 570 (projection) mm
Height: 340 mm
Width: n/a mm
Weight: 1 kg
Colour: Silver
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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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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 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

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- Isabella | Milano | Italy

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

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

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Love the lights, love your ethos. Absolutely what more companies need to be doing. I have my Retro Czech Ceiling Lights (V2) in my dining room and the spray of light they give off is gorgeous and unusual.

- Jenny | Lincolnshire | UK