Vintage Brass caged reflector ceiling light comes from the massive ship breaking yards in Bangladesh. It is a solid Vintage Brass caged reflector ceiling light designed to be secured directly to the ceiling in areas where there is no height for a pendant. This is an original ships component having been rewired as 240V and earthed using our 1/2″ threaded entry E27 Brass Lamp holder. We have drilled out the center to replace with a bolted in all-thread running through the entire body of the lamp. Originally comes with waterproof glass cover but in order to fit our Vintage Edison bulb it has been omitted from this build.
The reflector is polished brass and so gives an incredible “Heat Ray” effect when seen as a focused beam under the light. It does provide a certain degree of directional light and would be suited to lighting a table or bench. You may wish to do away with the glass to accommodate a lager E27 bulb however.
Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for scrap recycling. Most ships have a lifespan of a few decades before there is so much wear that refitting and repair become uneconomical. Ship breaking allows materials from the ship, especially steel, to be recycled. Equipment on board the vessel can also be reused. This is a great way to obtain the highest quality solid brass lighting components for use in industrial style design. All lamp parts show their age in a wonderful polished patina, some have more marks than others but all are acceptable wear for age given these are from Japanese ship building made after the war.
We have a number of these that are matching designs but we cannot guarantee they will be available once they are sold.
Comes complete with E27 lamp holder not wired .
Bulb not included. Recommended bulbs below.