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Industrial Lights Archive

Over the years, we’ve found and restored well over a thousand kinds of vintage industrial lighting. Behind each one, there’s a story – and a great deal of hard work. Our archive has grown into a gallery of historic lighting; please feel free to browse and enjoy the fruits of our labour.

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Vintage industrial lighting by Wardle

Pendant lighting by British manufacturer Wardle salvaged from an electrical sub-station in the Midlands, UK.

Salvaged Czech factory lights

Industrial pendants salvaged from a factory within the former Czechoslovakia. White enamelled reflector and two-part lacquered steel enclosure with prismatic glass well.

Naval passageway lights by Osaka Tokushu

Steel and glass naval passageway lights by 'Osaka Tokushu' salvaged from decommissioned Japanese cargo ships in India. Circa 1950.

Vintage British desk lamp

Original British made converted heat lamp by ‘Soltan’ circa 1960.

Machinists lamp by EDL (V2)

Workshop lamp by British manufacturer EDL. Enamelled shade and steel arms with original factory finish. Circa 1940.

Retro porcelain and glass lights

Large run of unusual hemispherical glass and porcelain lights. Circa 1950.

Vintage lighting by Coolicon

Early English factory shades by 'Coolicon'. Vitreous enamelled spun steel shades with original manufactures label.

Salvaged wall lights by Coughtrie

Original opaline glass swan neck wall lights from the 1950s.

The REVO 'Saferlite'

Early industrial lighting from 'REVO' the original British lighting manufacturing powerhouse of the 1920s to 1960s.

Czech army field lamps (V2)

Substantial run of decommissioned Czechoslovakian Army field lamps. Spun aluminium shade with original worn factory finish.

British table lamp 'The Victor'

1950s vintage table lamp by H & W Victor Ltd with the original factory finish retained.

Vintage table lamp by Perihel

Converted medical therapy lamp by British manufactures 'Perihel'. Twin polished reflectors with copper and brass arms mounted on a brushed steel base.

Vintage floor light by Hanovia

Elegant 1950s converted medical floor light by English manufacturer 'Hanovia'.

US traffic light by Crouse Hinds (Type 9)

Reclaimed American traffic lights by Crouse Hinds from the 1950s. Converted into a suspended pendant light featuring the original manufacturers branding.

Vintage medical therapy lamp (V1)

Unusual converted vintage medical therapy lamp by British manufacturer 'Watson & Sons of London'

Salvaged Czechoslovakian projectors

Wall mounted projectors manufactured by Czechoslovakian company Meopta in the 1940s.

Vintage Eastern Bloc lamps

Vitreous enamelled Eastern Bloc factory shades with original worn factory finish to the aluminium gallery

Industrial Soviet pendant lighting

Vintage Soviet industrial factory pendants from the former CCCP. A steel enclosure with a raw paint finish, prismatic glass well, steel cage and manufacturers branding.

Slovakian vintage industrial lights

Eastern Bloc enamel factory shades salvaged from a decommissioned manufacturing facility in in Slovakia. Circa early 1950.

Industrial pendant lights by REVO

Vitreous enamelled pendant lights salvaged from a British warehouse. Manufactured by 'REVO' with embossed logo and cast detailing. Circa 1930.

Industrial pendant lighting from REVO

Vintage industrial lighting from 'REVO' the British lighting powerhouse of the 1920s to 1960s.

Original floor light by Hadrill & Horstman

Vintage 1960s counter balance floor light by English manufacturers Hadrill and Horstman.

Dunlop Aerospace Factory lights. V1

Stunning run of British enamelled pendants salvaged from the Dunlop Aerospace Factory, Coventry, UK. Established in 1920.

Italian opaline ceiling light

Decorative Italian opaline glass ceiling light circa 1950, with a hidden aluminium mounting bracket.

British enamel pendant lighting

A run of vintage British vitreous enamelled conical shades. Circa 1950.

Industrial lighting by Thorlux

Industrial vitreous enamelled pendant lighting by 'Thorlux' salvaged from the West Midlands, UK.

The Cambridge Recorder

Beautifully restored 'Cambridge Recorder.' Originally utilised as a seven day temperature gauge within a paint works and reinvented as a wall mounted light.

Opaline Ceiling Light

An elegant hallway ceiling light with an interesting glass shade with Art Deco influences. Circa 1950.

Vintage opal Czech pendant lights

Czechoslovakian opal glass pendant lights salvaged from the 1970s.

Vintage opaline lights

1950s hand-blown opaline glass surface mounted lights with salvaged from the former Czechoslovakia.

Vintage porcelain and glass globes

Opaline glass and porcelain lighting. Circa 1950.

Eastern Bloc Fluorescent (V3)

Industrial Eastern Bloc fluorescent pendants, circa 1960, with polished aluminium end enclosures and original glass tube and manufacturers plaques.

English made light by Walligraph

Elegant English table lights by 'Walligraph' Circa 1940. Vitreous enamelled shade with original manufacturers label, steel arms and base complete with cast makers mark.

Period tulip hallway lighting

Elegant tulip opaline glass pendants salvaged from a Welsh Church. Circa 1930.

Vintage angled wall light

Vintage enamelled shade mounted on a polished aluminium wall bracket.

Period stepped opaline pendant

A decorative opaline glass enclosure from the 1930s with an original polished copper gallery.

Early Period Chapel Pendants

Period salvaged chapel lights, hand spun opaline glass shades, circa 1920s.

Art Deco Cinema Lights (Rectangular)

Unusual internally mirrored rectangular lights salvaged from the Art Deco reception area of a cinema in the North Midlands, UK. Circa 1920

Industrial Polish pendant lights (S)

Industrial pendants salvaged from a factory in Southern Poland on the Czechoslovakian and German borders. Polished aluminium enclosure with original glass well.

The Soltan

Vintage British made heat lamp entitled 'The Soltan' converted to a desk reading lamp.

British factory shades. Circa 1950

Large vitreous enamelled spun steel reflectors by 'Benjamin' complete with original brushed and lacquered steel galleries with cast manufacturers details and makers labels.

Vintage swan neck by Coughtrie (V2)

Elegant wall light manufactured by ‘Coughtrie of Glasgow’. Polished aluminium wall bracket and enclosure and teardrop opaline glass diffuser. Circa 1950.

Vintage swan neck by Coughtrie (V1)

Elegant wall light manufactured by ‘Coughtrie of Glasgow’. Polished aluminium wall bracket and enclosure and teardrop opaline glass diffuser. Circa 1950.

Period lighting. Circa 1960 (M)

Elegant Hungarian period lighting. Circa 1960. Medium opaline glass globes with new nickel plated galleries.

Vintage Luxo floor standing light

An original Luxo L1 lamp manufactured in 1937. Articulated engineers work light with articulated steel arms and a polished aluminium shade.

Hanovia Sollux medical floor lamp

A 1960s converted medical floor light by 'Hanovia' once used for light therapy to treat a number of medical conditions through the use of UV light.

Map reading light 'The Horstmann Pluslite' (V2)

'The Horstmann Pluslite' a vintage English desk lamp originally intended for map reading. Circa 1940.

Salvaged Czech bulkheads. Circa 1950

Steel obround bulkheads salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Brushed and lacquered two part enclosure with etched diffusion glass.

Czech factory bulkheads

Large run of steel obround bulkheads from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia.

Industrial bulkhead light by 'Walsall'

Substantial 1950s cast iron industrial bulkheads by British manufacturer 'Walsall' salvaged from a Rolls Royce factory building in Derby.

British Industrial pendant lighting by REVO

Imposing vintage industrial lighting by British manufacturer 'REVO' Circa 1940.

Vintage British pendants by 'REAL'

Industrial pendant lighting by British manufacturers REAL. Polished aluminium shades and porcelain gallery with original convex glass. Circa 1950.

US traffic lights (Type 2 Raw)

American traffic lights by TCT' converted to suspended pendants with original worn manufacturers finish. Circa 1950.

Early salvaged fluorescents by 'GEC'

Early English fluorescent fixtures by 'GEC' Circa 1950. New enclosures with polished aluminium ends featuring cast makers marks.

Reclaimed British factory lights by Benjamin

Vitreous enamelled spun steel factory lights by British manufacturer 'Benjamin' with original makers labels. Circa 1950.

Pottery lights (Type 3)

British industrial lighting by Thorlux salvaged from a large 1950s pottery in Stoke on Trent, UK.

Salvaged dentist's operating wall light

Stunning 1960s dentist's operating wall mounted lights, salvaged from a surgery in Scunthorpe, UK. Two armed articulated wall light with original glass lenses.

US traffic lights (Type 6 Raw)

Converted American traffic lights by 'Crouse Hinds'. Aluminium enclosures with the original worn yellow finish and a new etched diffusion glass. Circa 1950.

Helipad landing lights (V2)

Helicopter landing lights converted to characterful feature pendant lights. Steel construction with internal prismatic glass refractor and outer glass dome.

Substation lights

Industrial pendants salvaged from a electrical substation in the Southeast of England, UK. Circa 1960.

Vintage porcelain and glass wall light

Porcelain enclosure and wall mounting with a ribbed glass globe, circa 1950.

Bomb factory lights

WWII M.O.D Bomb Factory lights salvaged from a substantial decommissioned military installation in the South of Wales. Circa 1940.

Vintage 1960s dentist's floor light

Reclaimed dentists floor light salvaged from a surgery in Scunthorpe, UK with original manufacturers plaque.

'Coolicon' The Standard. Circa 1930

Early English factory shades by 'Coolicon" Vitreous enamelled spun steel shades with vents to permit uplighting.

Vintage industrial lighting by Benjamin

Large British industrial enamel shades by ‘Benjamin’ with original manufactures label.

Retro Czech glass pendants

Retro glass pendants with brown Bakelite galleries salvaged from the former Czechoslovakia, circa 1970.

Salvaged Dutch floodlight

Dutch floodlights manufactured by Steber. A brushed aluminium shade and polished gallery with wall bracket. Circa 1950.

Vintage Industrial yard lighting

Imposing industrial factory yard lights by British manufacturer Benjamin. Circa 1950.

Salvaged industrial lighting by Thorlux

Reclaimed vitreous enamelled low profile shades by British manufacturers by Thorlux, originally installed in John Lewis stock warehouses. Circa 1950.

Hungarian Period Pendant Lighting (Type 4)

Elegant Hungarian period lighting. Bulbous opaline pendants. Circa 1960.

Vintage 1930s opaline tulip pendant

Opaline glass tulip pendant salvaged from a Welsh church with original brass monks cap gallery.

Vintage retro table light by 'Ergon'

Desk lamp by Ergon. Circa 1950. Polished aluminium shade with brushed and lacquered stepped steel base.

Vintage British machinists light.

Superb three arm wall, ceiling or table mounted machinists work lights with original factory finish by 'EDL'. Circa 1930.

Vintage medical floor lamp

Converted floor standing medical lamp with a polished aluminium shade, brass plated arm and original painted finish to base. Circa 1950.

Vintage British table lamp

Vintage English heat lamp by "Pifco Infradette." converted to a desk reading lamp. Polished aluminium shade and lacquered square cast steel base in the art deco style. Circa 1960

Prismatic bulkheads by Heyes & Co

Heyes & Co Ltd prismatic bulkheads salvaged from Wolverhampton railway station.

Industrial Czechoslovakian pendants (M)

Industrial Czechoslovakian pendants. Glass dome with enamel reflector and Bakelite lamp enclosure. Circa 1950.

Eastern Bloc pendant lights

Eastern Bloc enamel pendants with original black factory finish.

Period prismatic pendant by Holophane

Original period pendant by 'Holophane', manufactured in England, salvaged from a Methodist chapel in Derbyshire. An elegant prismatic glass pendant with the original polished brass gallery.

Vintage porcelain and glass lights

Porcelain and glass lights salvaged from the Czech Republic, which can be used as either wall or ceiling fittings.

Scalloped glass antique lighting (T1)

Antique mirror backed scalloped glass reflectors with swan neck wall brackets.

Dental surgery floor light

Polished chrome dental surgery lamp mounted upon a steel base with original painted finish. Circa 1950.

Polish street lights by MESKO

Polish street lights by 'MESKO' with original prismatic glass lens and polished aluminium enclosure.

Vintage desk lamp by 'Herbert Terry & Sons of Redditch'

Vintage desk lamp by 'Herbert Terry & Sons of Redditch.' Spun aluminium shade and arms with original chrome plated spring mechanisms.

Vintage pendant lighting by Thorlux

Vintage factory shades by British manufacturer 'Thorlux'. Vitreous enamelled steel reflectors with polished stepped aluminium galleries.

Vintage lighting by REVO

Stunning elegant enamelled shade by British manufacturer 'REVO' salvaged from a factory in Leicestershire, UK. Circa 1960.

Oxidised British industrial lights

Industrial caged oxidised pendants by British manufacturer "Heyes & Co" entitled "The Wigan." Salvaged from the outbuildings of a Victorian hospital in Ayrshire, Scotland, UK.

Obround bulkheads (M)

Medium obround bulkhead lights by 'Coughtrie of Glasgow'. Polished aluminium enclosure with prismatic glass lens.

Vintage British Lighting by Benjamin

Original vintage British white enamel pendant lights by Benjamin with original steel galleries with cast manufacturers mark. Circa 1950.

Vintage asymmetric factory shades by AEI

British asymmetric industrial enamel shades by AEI Lamp & Lighting Co.