500 mm glass explosion proof cast aluminium light is a reproduction cast and polished ship light. This design is typical of the explosion proof lights employed in ships’ engine rooms, cargo decks and similar areas. These explosion proof cast aluminium lights were originally designed to allow efficient lighting on LNG or LPG carriers and chemical container ships where explosion proof lighting was essential. Reproduction shown here is smaller scale to suit domestic use as retro style industrial fitting.
They are an industrial style that we think would work well in an industrial themed kitchen, cafe or hotel. Incorporating a 100mm diameter glass containment tube, they may also provide lighting for food preparation areas i.e., for shatterproof requirement over coffee machines.
These lights have been polished to a degree, but not to a “perfect surface”. We install a solid brass ES lamp holder so that our readily available 290mm long tube globes will fit perfectly.
Globes is not included, 240 Volt 290mm tube globes are listed below. 120 Volt globes listed here.
There are a number of ways to suspend this light fitting. You can choose from chain or cable suspension. Virtually and chain weight will work given that there are two chains and the total weight is just 3.5 kgs. Cable should be stainless steel with loops made with appropriate ferrules. We can supply both chain or stainless cable. For stainless wire we would recommend 1.6mm 7X7 strand. Photographs show hung with stainless steel and long link zinc plated chain. Select from the addon dropdown which suspension solution you would prefer. If you have a required precise length please select the length closest to required and advise in “order notes” section on the checkout when ordering.
Globes and electrical
Globes are not included but you can select from vintage spiral incandescent or dimmable LED filament tubes listed below. 120V versions are currently only available as spiral vintage and zig zag LED. We include a sheet with simple instruction for changing the globe. The globe and lamp holder can be extracted from the wired end for easy access to the globe whilst the fitting is hung in place.
A length of flex cable is supplied in the color and length required. These can be wired through the ceiling hooks if ordered or you could wire on a 3 pin plug and into a lighting plug base fitted to the ceiling near to the hooks. This will allow for easy lamp replacement and the whole fitting can then be lowered for cleaning. Globe is replaced by removing 3 screws shown on the end plate. This extracts the cable, lamp holder and tube globe as one component.
We can include special chain hook ceiling plates, s-Hooks, Carabiners or shackles. We can also supply chain, stainless cable, Thimbles and Ferrules.
Choose between 240V and 120V to suit your Country voltage. For US and Canada, UL listed components are used but the light fitting itself is not UL listed. 120V version globes are currently only available as spiral vintage and zig zag LED.
Please note these light fittings are repro for decorative use and do not qualify as vapor or explosion proof. Therefore they are not suitable for hazardous applications.