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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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

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.

Product details

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

Diameter: 300 mm
Length: n/a mm
Height: 41 mm
Width: n/a mm
Weight: 11.2 kg
Colour: Oxide | Black
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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

Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.

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Light Bulbs

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Certifications

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