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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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US traffic lights (Type 3 Raw)

Salvaged American traffic lights by 'LFE' with original worn factory finish

Industrial wall lights (Green)

British factory light twinned with an early German street lighting bracket, both circa 1930.

US vintage lighting

Stunning salvaged factory fixture by US manufacturer 'Crouse Hinds' Circa 1950.

Prismatic period lighting (Type 1)

Prismatic globes with porcelain and cast iron galleries salvaged from a glassworks in Hungary.

British Industrial lights. Circa 1960

Substantial industrial pendants by English manufacturer 'Victor' salvaged from a factory to the South of London, UK. Circa 1960.

Map reading light 'The Horstmann Pluslite' (V1)

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

Industrial vintage machinist lighting

Early salvaged German machinists wall light with retractable scissor movement and original worn factory finish. Circa 1930.

Concorde Test House lights (Type 2A)

British industrial light by 'Holophane' salvaged from the National Turbine Test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950.

Dunlop Aerospace Factory lights. V5

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

Opaline period light (L)

Large vintage opaline hall pendant with elegant polished brass gallery salvaged from the U.S.A.

Eastern Bloc pendants (V1)

Industrial prismatic lighting salvaged from factories within the former Czechoslovakia.

Early British industrial lighting

Early British industrial light. Circa 1930. Linished and lacquered cast iron assembly complete with original clear glass well.

Vintage medical floor standing lamp

Vintage floor standing medical lamp by Czech manufactuers "Original Hanau". Circa 1920.

Historic German street lighting (Type 1)

Salvaged German street lights from Berlin. Spun aluminium enclosures retaining their original finish with a new etched glass diffuser.

Eastern Bloc machinists lights. Circa 1950 (3 Arm V1)

Vintage machinists lights salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Circa 1950. Polished aluminium shade and base with brushed and lacquered 3 arm arrangement.

Vintage pendant lighting by 'GEC'

Elegant English factory shade by 'GEC' Circa 1930. Vitreous enamelled spun steel shade with faint remnants of embossed manufacturers logo.

Dunlop Aerospace Factory lights. V2

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

Industrial pendant lighting by Falks

Elegant industrial vintage pendant lighting by British manufacturer 'Falks' Circa 1950.

Airfield perimeter lights. Circa 1930.

English airfield perimeter lights by 'Benjamin' retaining the original weathered factory finish.

Historic German street lighting

Salvaged German street lighting from Berlin, Circa 1950. Spun aluminium shades with a vintage industrial brushed finish.

The Dioprism

Unusual British industrial prismatic bulkhead lights entitled 'The Dioprism' by 'Ord & Sal'

Vintage head lamp (MK4)

Stunning head lamp pendant with original convex glass lens converted to a suspended feature luminaire. Circa 1920.

Cornish China Clay factory lights

Vintage street lighting by British manufacturer 'ELECO' salvaged from a Cornish China Clay factory. Circa 1950.

Airfield landing lights. Circa 1940 (V2)

Stunning run of elegant industrial pendants by 'GEC' Originally utilised as airfield landing lights and salvaged from RAF Wethersfield, a WW2 airbase in Essex, UK.

British factory shades by Thorlux

Elegant British green factory shades by Thorlux. Circa 1950.

Historic lighting by Maxlume

Great run of characterful British factory lights manufactured by Veritys Maxlume. Circa 1930.

Polish industrial lights (V1)

Industrial lighting salvaged from a former Polish factory. Polished two part aluminium lamp enclosure with original speckled glass dome and protection cage.

Opaline welsh chapel lighting

Early opaline hall pendant with original polished brass gallery salvaged from a Welsh chapel, Circa 1930.

Vintage pendant lighting by 'REVO'

Elegant English factory shades by 'REVO' Circa 1930. Vitreous enamelled spun steel shades with embossed manufacturers logo.

Opaline period light

Vintage opaline hall pendant with elegant polished brass gallery salvaged from the U.S.A.

German period lighting

Tiered German hall pendant. Circa 1940. Ridged opaline glass shade with polished aluminium gallery.

Opaline teardrop pendant

Imposing opaline teardrop hall pendant with elegant polished brass gallery.

Hungarian Period Pendant Lighting (Type 5)

Elegant Hungarian period lighting. Triple rib open bottomed opaline pendants. Circa 1960.

Dunlop Aerospace Factory lights. V6

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

Art Deco Cinema Lights (Square)

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

Vintage factory shades by Coolicon (G)

Early English factory shades by 'Coolicon' salvaged from an old grain dryer in South Warnborough, Hampshire. Circa 1930.

Reclaimed Polish factory lights

Imposing Polish industrial lights salvaged from a factory to the South of Gdansk. Brushed and lacquered steel enclosure with a substantial Fresnel convex glass lens.

English Opaline globe. Circa 1930

Early opaline glass globe with original polished brass gallery and short stem hook stanchion.

Czechoslovakian period lighting

Imposing opaline pendant period lighting salvaged from the former Czechoslovakia. Circa 1950.

Salvaged naval pendant lights (V1)

Steel and glass naval passageway pendant lights by "Osaka Tokushu" salvaged from decommissioned Japanese cargo ships in India.

Vintage Eastern Bloc machinists lights. (3 Arm)

Vintage wall mounted machinists lights salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Polished aluminium shade and base with triple brushed and lacquered steel arm arrangement.

French textile factory lights (Type 2)

Stunning run of vintage French prismatic lights by 'Holophane' complete with original suspension stanchions and salvaged from a textile factory established in 1911 in Tourcoing, Lille, France.

French textile factory lights (Type 1)

Stunning run of vintage French prismatic lights by 'Holophane' salvaged from a textile factory established in 1911 in Tourcoing, Lille, France.

Eastern Bloc wall mounted lights (V1)

Wall mounted lights salvaged from the former Eastern Bloc. Stepped porcelain base with original opaline glass. Circa 1950.

R.A.F hanger lights. Circa 1930. (L)

Stunning run of shades salvaged from Royal Air Force hangers. Circa 1930.

Eastern Bloc wall lights (M)

Eastern Bloc prismatic bulkhead lights with angled mounting. Linished and lacquered steel enclosure with prismatic glass lens.

English factory shades by "Thorlux"

Very early vintage factory shades by English manufacturer "Thorlux" salvaged from a factory in the Midlands, UK. Circa 1930.

Etched glass pendants. Circa 1930 (T1)

Vintage British etched glass pendants embossed with the manufacturers logo and 'British Manufacture' Circa 1930.

Fire engine search light

British searchlight salvaged from a decommissioned fire engine by 'Francis' complete with adjustable wooden tripod.

Vintage Industrial machinist lighting

Early salvaged German machinists wall light with retractable scissor movement. Circa 1930. Original vitreous enamelled shade with factory finish to assembly.

British industrial lighting by Maxlume

British industrial bulkhead prismatic lights by 'Maxlume' salvaged from the National Turbine Test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950.

Retro table light. Circa 1960

Vintage English heat lamp by 'Pifco Infradette' converted to a desk reading light. Polished aluminium shade, chrome plated stem and lacquered cast steel base. Circa 1960.

Polish street Lights. Circa 1950

Decommissioned Polish street lanterns. Substantial two part polished aluminium enclosure with original convex etched glass lens.

British Industrial lights

Industrial pendants by British manufacturer "Heyes & Co Ltd" entitled "The Wigan." Salvaged from the outbuildings of a Victorian hospital in Ayrshire, Scotland, UK. Circa 1940.

Salvaged Slovakian traffic lights

Salvaged decommissioned Slovakian traffic lights converted into suspended luminaires. Aluminium two part enclosure with original worn factory finish providing an interesting surface patina.

Etched glass pendants. Circa 1930 (T2)

Vintage American etched glass pendants embossed with the manufacturers logo and 'Fitzall, NY U.S.A' Circa 1930.

Vintage Czech opaline pendant lights.

Elegant opaline pendant lights with original white Bakelite galleries salvaged from a school in the former Czechoslovakia. Circa 1950.

British runway landing lights (V1)

British runway landing and taxiway lights by 'G.E.C' Circa 1950. Linished & lacquered steel enclosure with cast manufacturer marks and original light magnification lenses.

Shoe factory lights

Stunning run of early British industrial lights salvaged from a 1920s shoe factory in Somerset, UK.

REVO flambeau lights. Circa 1930

Elegant original flambeau lights by REVO. Circa 1930. Opaque glass flames with linshed and lacquered cast iron wall brackets bearing the manufactures name.

Industrial Wall Light (Grey) (T2)

British factory light twinned with early German street lighting bracket, both circa 1930.

German machinist light

Early machinist's work light by German manufacturer 'Midgard' Circa 1950.

Airbase signal lights

M.O.D airbase signal lights complete with original red alert glass. Scramble, scramble.....

Reclaimed vintage English globes. Circa 1960

Salvaged English opaline globes with polished aluminium bases. Can be utilised in a horizontal or vertical orientation making them suitable for both wall and ceiling applications.

Power Station lighting by Holophane

British industrial prismatic wall or ceiling mounted lights by 'Holophane' salvaged from Cockenzie Power Station, East Lothian. Circa 1960.

Vintage British industrial lighting

Substantial industrial British prismatic light by 'Heyes.'' Circa 1960. Fixtures of this nature were utilised extensively within extreme, inhospitable environments such as oil rigs.

Russian naval bulkhead lights (V1)

Russian naval bulkheads salvaged from decommissioned cargo ships in India. Etched prismatic lens and polished aluminium enclosure with original worn manufacturers plate.

Concorde Test House lights (Type 2)

British industrial prismatic lights by 'Holophane' salvaged from the National Turbine Test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950.

British opaline period lighting

Salvaged English opaline globes with polished aluminium bases by 'Falks' Complete with cast manufactures mark. Circa 1950.

Vintage British industrial lights

Large run of industrial caged pendants by British manufacturer "Heyes & Co" entitled "The Wigan." Salvaged from the outbuildings of a Victorian hospital in Ayrshire, Scotland, UK. Circa 1940.

Salvaged theatre hall light with stand

Salvaged 'Strand Pattern 263' projectors mounted upon imposing industrial painters stands. Circa 1960.

British desk lamp by 'Horstmann.' Circa 1950

Elegant English original counterbalance desk lamp by 'Horstmann.' Polished aluminium shade and base with brushed and lacquered steel arms and counterweight.

Eastern Bloc machinists lights. Circa 1950 (3 Arm V2)

Vintage machinists light salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Circa 1950. Polished aluminium shade and base with brushed and lacquered 3 steel arm arrangement.

'Light right with Abolite'

Vintage American industrial factory shades by US manufacturer 'The Abolite Reflector Co' Circa 1950.

Period lighting from Welsh Chapels

Opaline glass pendants with open underside and original polished brass galleries salvaged from Welsh chapels in Llanelli, Tonypandy and Pyle. Circa 1930.

Mek Elek industrial light and base

Early two arm machinists work light by 'Mek Elek' mounted upon substantial workshop stand. Circa 1930.

Textile factory lights

Textile factory lights manufactured by the world famous Singer company. Circa 1930.

Opaline period lighting

Vintage opaline stepped hall pendant with elegant polished brass gallery salvaged from the U.S.A.

Eastern Bloc wall mounted lights (V2)

Wall mounted lights salvaged from the former Eastern Bloc. Stepped porcelain base with original opaline glass globe. Circa 1950.

Industrial pendant lighting by REVO

Early British industrial pendant lighting by REVO. Circa 1930. Linished and lacquered cast iron assembly complete with manufacturers logo and original clear glass well.

Industrial wall lights

Imposing obround bulkheads salvaged from a defunct manufacturing facility in the former Czechoslovakia.

Dutch Airfield landing lights

Stunning run of elegant prismatic industrial lighting by 'PHILIPS.' Originally intended as airfield landing lights and salvaged from decommissioned stock at Eindhoven Airport, Holland.

Runway landing lights

Runway landing lights by 'Philips' salvaged from decommissioned stock at Eindhoven Airport, Holland.

Salvaged British factory shade

Vitreous enamelled spun steel vintage British factory shade. Localised surface wear to the enamel emphasise the age and heritage of the product.

British industrial lighting by 'REVO' Circa 1950

Stunning run of elegant enamelled shades by British manufacturer 'REVO' salvaged from a joiners in the West Midlands, UK.

Historic lighting by REVO

Early machinists work light by 'REVO' Circa 1930. Vitreous enamelled shade and steel construction with embossed makers mark to shade.

Airfield landing lights. Circa 1940

Stunning run of elegant prismatic industrial pendants by 'GEC' Originally utilised as airfield landing lights and salvaged from RAF Wethersfield, a WW2 airbase in Essex, UK.

Opaline period lighting (Type 1L)

Opaline globes with porcelain and cast iron galleries salvaged from a Hungarian glassworks.

Ovaloid period lighting

Vintage ovaloid opaline hall pendants with elegant polished copper galleries salvaged from the U.S.A.

British industrial lights by REVO (M)

British industrial bulkhead lights by 'REVO' salvaged from the turbine test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950.