We sourced a run of ten of these green enamel vintage lights from a school in Lincolnshire. There, they had been used as stage footlights.
Using new antique-style fittings, we have converted them into wall lights that can be adjusted to alter the angle of the shade. Vintage industrial wall lights aren’t easy to find. These would work perfectly as wall lights in a lounge or bedroom setting, where the light output can be lowered by adjusting the shade. Or in a restaurant or bar, where these could be mounted above seating booths. Ours looked great, as photographed here, attached to the wall of our warehouse.
The shade itself measures 17 cm in diameter, 12 cm high, and the light protrudes some 30 cm from the wall. A wing nut is simply loosened to adjust the shade angle.
There is some wear visible to the enamel, in keeping with the age and historic use of these lights (which be believe were manufactured by Benjamin, circa 1950s).
The fitting takes a standard B22 bayonet light bulb. We recommend an LED light bulb of any wattage.
** NB We are down to the last four of these rare wall lights. The interior white enamel is a little more degraded on these – please see the final image in the gallery, which shows the most degraded of the four – and as a result are discounting this end of the run.