Although their status as ’building products’ is questionable, the light fittings actively contribute to the architectural quality of a space, are frequently updated and are very commonplace on the reclamation market. For all of these reasons, we have created this category.
It would be difficult to create an exhaustive list of the companies offering reclaimed light fittings: antique shops, second-hand furniture shops, second-hand electrical appliance shops, garage sales, etc. The only companies listed here are professional dealers who, as part of a broader range of reclaimed building materials, also offer light fittings.
The following products can be found with certain dealers in reclaimed building elements:
- Wall lights
- Ceiling lights
- Antique chandeliers
- Complete spot systems on rails
- Technical lighting (emergency exits, hurricane lamps, etc.)
- Recessed TL lights (rarer)
Some dealers in reclaimed light fittings offer the following services:
- Reconditioning of the wiring
- Adaptation of the sockets
- Various adapted accessories (bulbs, hanging mechanisms, etc.)
The recorded prices are extremely variable. They can be a very cheap alternative to more generic new fittings or, conversely, they can amount to several thousand Euro for the most exceptional items.
Did you know?
In Europe, the most common light bulbs are fitted with a screw thread that meets standards E14 and E27. In this term, the letter E refers to the initial of the inventor Thomas Edison. This sizing standard for sockets has remained very stable over time. It is still in use today. An antique light fitting can therefore be easily adapted to new energy performance requirements: all you have to do is screw in an LED bulb.