Vintage Brass small ships deck light comes from the massive ship breaking yards in India. It is a solid Vintage Brass small ships deck light designed to be secured to a post originally. This is an original ships component having been rewired as 240V and earthed using a porcelain lampholder or our E27 Brass Lampholder. Comes with waterproof glass cover with brass surround and wingnut opening mechanism in order to change light bulbs. Reflector on this light is solid polished Red Brass that contrast a reddish metal surface with the more yellow color of the brass. This Red Brass has been restored to a reasonable high polish. We recommend a polish with Brasso after installation to remove finger prints and an occasional polish from then on.
The reflector is polished Red 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.
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. This deck light is made to be extremely rugged to resist damage at sea from rough use and weather conditions. They can now used in kitchens and hotels where a focused beam is useful and a bulb shatter protection is required. Weighing nearly 5 Kilos we recommend chain or heavy gauge stainless wire as a suspension method.
Comes complete with E27 lampholder wired to a length of cable of your choice. Use as a suspension pendant or fix directly to a ceiling using the supplied flange. Chain can be ordered separately or standard industrial chain added.
Bulb not included, choose from our range of E27 light globes.
Recommended bulbs are listed below