British Deck Lights.
A small foundry in the Black Country, the ore and coal mining district of the West Midlands, manufactures the bodies of these lights. For the bronze or aluminium bodies, they use the lost mould sand casting process. Davey Lighting in the Cotswolds assembles the luminaires with the distinctive design. In the past, you found luminaires of this type on the decks of ships. It was this function that gave them their streamlined shape, as neither rope nor rigging would catch on them. The robust character of the housings stemmed from the necessities of the maritime environment – deck luminaires had to withstand even the worst weather at sea and potential hits from flying parts. Away from their former purpose, deck lights today mostly illuminate front doors or walkways. The light output of the replaceable LED lamps inside is rather discreet (350 lumens); however, they make their mark.
Article Number 66094
Body made from cast bronze, sandblasted or dark patinated, weight 1.5 kg. Body made from cast aluminium, sandblasted, weight 530 g.
They originally lit up the decks of ships: made in a forgotten form of sand casting in a small foundry in the Black Country, the ore and coal district of the West Midlands, the main body is made from bronze or aluminium, the assembly of the lights is performed at Davey Lighting in the Cotswolds.
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