A nice run of original vintage factory pendant lights salvaged from a industrial factory in Sheffield.
The industrial light fittings date to the early 1950's and were manufactured by F W Thorpe Ltd more commonly known as Thorlux Lighting.
These grey enamel Thorlux industrial light fittings are a beautiful and versatile piece of lighting that can be used to add a touch of industrial style to any space, made from ultra durable vitreous enamel and is also very efficient, making it a great choice for businesses and homes that are looking to save money on their energy bills.
Know as overlap reflectors the lower reflector shade is designed to be removed easily even during operation for fast and easy cleaning.
Thorlux used 'SLIP-IT-ON SLIP-IT-OFF, OVER THE LAMP FOR CLEANING" as their slogan of the time.
Considering these industrial light fittings have been in use in a factory environment for 70 years, the design has stood the test of time both in durability terms and style, the pendant have an incredible clean design lending its self to host of interiors both for the home or business.
Overall the shades are in very good condition however there are obviously signs of use with main some areas on enamel loss to the bottom edges of the shades. If you require details on the individual lights please email or call and we can forward images on request.
ABOUT THE MANUFACTURER F W THORPE LTD (THORLUX LIGHTING)
Thorlux Lighting was founded in 1936 by Frederick William Thorpe in Small Heath, Birmingham, England. Thorpe was a self-taught engineer who had a passion for lighting. He saw an opportunity to create a better way to light factories, workshops, mills, and farm buildings, and he set out to do just that.
Thorpe's first product was a vitreous enamelled shade for lighting factories. These shades were made from a durable material that could withstand the harsh conditions of a factory environment. They were also very efficient, which helped to save businesses money on their energy bills.
Thorlux's products quickly gained popularity, and the company began to grow rapidly. In the 1950s, Thorlux began manufacturing fluorescent lighting fixtures. Fluorescent lights were a new technology at the time, and Thorlux was one of the first companies to make them available in the UK. These fixtures were much more efficient than traditional incandescent lights, and they helped Thorlux to further increase its market share.
In the 1960s, Thorlux expanded its product line to include high-pressure sodium lamps. High-pressure sodium lamps were even more efficient than fluorescent lights, and they quickly became the standard for industrial lighting. Thorlux's success in the industrial lighting market helped to make it one of the leading lighting manufacturers in the UK.
Thorlux continued to grow and innovate throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The company developed new products and technologies, and it expanded its global reach. In 1990, Thorlux was acquired by the F.W. Thorpe Group, a privately held company that is one of the largest lighting manufacturers in the UK.
Today, Thorlux is a leading manufacturer of professional lighting and control systems for a wide variety of applications. The company's products are used in a variety of industries, including commercial, industrial, architectural, and hazardous area lighting.
12 watts LED
Width / Diameter
Colour / Material
Steel, Vitreous Enamel, Grey, Black, White
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Our original items are reclaimed from industrial settings between the early 1900’s up to the 1970’s and due to the nature of their original life most of our product have received wear and tear which as a result have created the wonderful individual character of our pieces. The pictures of our products are potentially sample pieces from a run or batch of products and we have tried our upmost to offer a true reflection of the product you will receive. However due to the nature and age of the products there will be variations between individual pieces, if you require more information on the condition of specific pieces please get in touch via our contact page.