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Vintage industrial fluorescent lighting

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

A large run of vintage industrial fixtures by Victor salvaged from a factory in the Midlands, UK. The original glass enclosure is set within simple and refined polished aluminium end-castings, which feature manufacturer's detailing. Fully refurbished by our team and rewired with a new LED lamp.

As featured in the film 'Infinite'.

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Equire about this product

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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, our team at skinflint patiently and sensitively restore each light by hand. The work we do is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece while bringing it up to modern electrical standards.

About the LED lamp

This product is fitted with the latest in energy-saving technology. The LED lamp, with an average life of 50,000 hours, sits within an etched diffusion sleeve which prevents glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700-3000K) when illuminated. It is supplied as standard with a non-dimmable switched lamp. Alternatively, a dimmable lamp with remote module (Leading/Trailing edge, Dali/DMX or 1-10v) can be supplied - please contact the studio for more information.

What's the difference in brightness between a LED bulb, a fluorescent bulb, and a traditional 60w filament bulb?

In simple terms, bulb brightness is measured in lumens. Lumens (denoted by lm) are a measure of the total amount of visible light (to the human eye) from a bulb or light source. As a comparison: this LED bulb is 2475lm; a fluorescent bulb of the same length is 2460lm; and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

Our lights on the big screen

Did you know that our vintage lights regularly star in hit feature films such as 'Mission Impossible'? You can spot this particular light in the motion picture 'Infinite', below. 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 linear LED lamp and 2mtrs of Elephant Grey braided cable, 2mtrs wire suspension and a ceiling mounting kit.

Diameter: 75 (Glass) mm
Length: 1780 mm
Height: n/a mm
Width: n/a mm
Weight: 8 kg
Colour: Silver
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Non-standard delivery (POA). Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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Manufacturer: Victor

Victor Products Ltd were founded during 1929 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The company was established to specialise in the design and manufacture of industrial and explosion proof light fittings, intended for use by the mining industry and in extreme locations such as oil refineries. Over 75 years later the company are still operating from their location in the northeast of England.

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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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