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Gray Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lights
By Industria Rotterdam
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industria Rotterdam industrial cage light cast aluminium, clear glass 2 meter / 80” black cotton wire Weight: 1.30 kg / 2.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have be...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pedant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel Industrial lamp. White interior cast iron top. Measures: Weight 7.5 kg / 16.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international sta...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Aluminum Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant Light green enamel shade, white inside. Dark gray cast aluminum top Weight: 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Black Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage black industrial pendant. Aluminum shade, cast iron top and clear glass. Weight 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Gray Aluminum Shade Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Spot Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Gray aluminum Philips spot light. Mounting plate: 12 × 7 cm Weight: 6.8 kg / 15 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Aluminum

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Philips Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Original Dutch Philips Industrial pendant. HDK 250 Black enamel shade with white interior Cast aluminum top Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps hav...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Black Enamel Philips Vintage Industrial Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Original Dutch Philips industrial pendant. HDK 250 Black enamel shade with white interior Cast aluminum top Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps hav...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Black Enamel Philips Vintage Industrial Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black industrial hanging lamps, with cast aluminum top. Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for i...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Gray Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial cast aluminum light. Clear glass. Weight 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent l...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Gray Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial cast aluminum light. Clear glass. Weight 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent l...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Large Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Old aluminium industrial light out of the former USSR They consist of a cast iron top with aluminum lamp shades. The lights are stamped with the year 1974 Al wiring is new a...
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Vintage 1970s Latvian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

  • Large Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Large Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Large Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Large Industrial Pendant Lights
H 27.56 in. Dm 21.66 in.
Polished Aluminum and Industrial Era Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Original French gaslights, these polished aluminum with interior holophane glass shades have been newly wired and are ready to hang. Pair available. Avantgarden Ltd. cultivates unexp...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Gray Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging pendant lamp. Aluminum shade, cast iron top, clear glass. Weight: 7.50 kg / 16.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internationa...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

1930 Industrial Appleton Pendant Lights
By Appleton Electric
Located in Surrey, BC
We have three rewired -Appleton explosion proof lights, ideal for any setting. Appleton Electric Co. Was started in the 1920s in Chicago. Set on black cable, rewired and CSA approve...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Industrial Holophane Pendant Lights
Located in Baltimore, MD
These prismatic 10" industrial Holophone shades complete with original hanging hardware, including cast aluminium ventilated collar, RMC stem and ball-swivel canopy. The shades are s...
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Mid-20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
By Mazda
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French Factory light by Mazda Thick quality Enamel. Used in warehouses and factories. Weight: 4.20 kg / 9.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

1930 Pyle National Industrial Pendant Lights
By Pyle National
Located in Surrey, BC
Very nice pair of simple industrial fixtures with braided bronze mesh for extra details. Glass is thick and of hi-quality. Lights are rewired 5 feet of cable and ready for install. ...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Bronze

One of Five Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of five Industrial pendant lights. Please note that price is per item not for the set.
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Mid-20th Century Slovakian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Metal Pendant Lights
By Industria Rotterdam
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Cast aluminum industrial hanging lamp by Industrial Rotterdam. White opaline glass. 2 meter black wire. Weight: 1.10 kg / 2.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have bee...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Silver Metal Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. silver grey cast aluminium. Clear glass. Weight: 10.0 kg / 22 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Gray Metal Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Cast aluminium top. Clear glass. Weight: 8.2 kg / 18.1 lb Riced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Silver Metal Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Silver grey cast aluminium. Clear glass. Weight: 7.0 kg / 15.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Aluminum and Black Painted Nautical Pendant Lights
Located in Heath, MA
Very good-looking pair of aluminum and black powder-coated marine or industrial pendants, circa 1970. Manufactured for use on merchant vessels by Circle D of Carlstadt, NJ, the spotl...
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Yellow Cast Aluminum Airport Runway Blue Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Pendant . Runway light Airport Twente. Cast aluminium striped blue glass. E14 Weight: 2.30 kg / 5.1 lb E14 bulb holder. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suita...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Pair of Large Cast Iron, Aluminum and Glass Industrial Hanging Lights
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of large cast iron, aluminum and glass Industrial hanging lights by Crouse-Hinds. Rewired as pendants with matching adjustable chains (currently 3 ft. long, but can be expanded)...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Pair of Large Cast Iron, Aluminum and Glass Industrial Hanging Lights
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of large cast iron, aluminum and glass Industrial hanging lights by Crouse-Hinds. Rewired as pendants with matching adjustable chains (currently 3 ft. long, but can be expanded)...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Silver Metal Vintage Industrial Striped Holophane Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Silver grey cast aluminium striped glass. Weight: 7.0 kg / 15.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international stan...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Vintage Industrial Aluminum Pendant Lights
Located in Heath, MA
A cool pair of salvaged and restored cast aluminum Industrial pendants with iron brackets, circa 1960. These midcentury ship's cargo lights have clean form and are versatilely sized....
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Industrial Lanterns

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Iron, Aluminum

Danish Midcentury Industrial Pendant Lights by CF. Møller for NSC, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
The large version of CF. Møllers Industrial pendant manufactured by Nordisk Solar Company in Denmark in the late 1970s. The lights feature their original porcelain fitting that can b...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

BTC England Pair of Pendant Lights
Located in Stockton, NJ
A pair or original BTC England "Titan" pendant lights in natural aluminum. Each with thick safety glass diffusers on the bottom. As shown they measure 23" H from base of lamp to top ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1940 Set of 8 Vapour Proof Industrial Lights by Crouse Hinds
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Surrey, BC
Very sophisticated molded glass industrial lights on a aluminum fitter designed and manufactured by the Crouse hinds electric Co, These are a group of clean fixtures with nice style...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

English Holophane Industrial Workshop Glass Lamps Lights 2 Available
By Holophane
Located in Lowestoft, GB
An original pair of Holophane industrial pendants, with original well worn factory scumble paintm, mid-20th century. The pressed aluminium casing, houses a prismatic glass Holopha...
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Mid-20th Century English Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Aluminum

Stadium Lamp Amsterdam Arena Cast Clear Glass Mirror Pendant Lights by Philips
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Field light. Stadium lamp from Amsterdam arena. Cast aluminum with clear glass. Weight: 11.2 kg / 24.7 lb. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by int...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Stadium Lamp Amsterdam Arena Cast Clear Glass Mirror Hanging Lights
By Philips
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Field light. Stadium lamp from Amsterdam. Cast aluminium with clear glass. Blocked mirror inside. Measure: Weight 7.2 kg / 15.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have b...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Ship's Nautical Painted Pendant Lights
Located in Heath, MA
A pair of 1970s maritime aluminum pendant lights with conical form and original putty-green paint. Salvaged from a cargo ship near the Bay of Bengal, these authentic nautical lights ...
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Late 20th Century Korean Industrial Lanterns

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Aluminum

Pair of Large Industrial Aluminum Pendant Lights
Located in Heath, MA
Pair of large polished aluminum Industrial pendants, circa 1950, rescued and restored from a cargo ship. These Industrial marine pendants can hang with or without their iron U-shaped...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Industrial Aluminum Pendant Lights
Located in Heath, MA
Sleek pair of restored aluminum nautical spotlights with iron brackets, circa 1950. These Industrial pendants are moderately sized and slender in form, making them an exciting lighti...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Aluminum

Gray Vintage Industrial Aluminum Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Gray Industrial light with clear glass. Weight: 1.5 kg / 3.3 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energy-efficient and ...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Aluminum Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant light green enamel shade, white inside. green cast aluminium top. Weight: 2.70 kg / 6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by ...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Gray Aluminum Vintage Industrial Holophane Striped Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small gray Industrial light. With Holophane glass. Weight : 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesc...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Industrial Aluminum Dome Lights
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Industrial Aluminum Dome Lights
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Vintage 1950s French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

1930 Cast Aluminium Industrial Factory Pendant Lights Set of Four
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Surrey, BC
Set of four cast aluminium pendant lights, circa 1940. These authentic industrial factory lights feature original white enamel shades and glass globes. Re-wired and CSA approved to c...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

1940 Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Surrey, BC
Set of ten Industrial pendants wired and tested. Lights are CSA approved and were salvaged from an old warehouse in Vancouver.  
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Vintage 1950s Canadian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • 1940 Industrial Pendant Lights
  • 1940 Industrial Pendant Lights
  • 1940 Industrial Pendant Lights
  • 1940 Industrial Pendant Lights
H 12 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Gray Aluminum Vintage Industrial Hanging Lights (2x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging light. Hammer blow gray aluminium. Weight: 4.0 kg / 8.8 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energy-effi...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Holophane Glass Aluminum Top Pendant Lights (3x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant Light green enamel shade, white inside. Dark grey cast aluminium top with Holophane glass Weight: 2.80 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All l...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Enamel

Gray Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging pendant lamp. Aluminum shade, cast iron top, clear glass. Weight: 7.80 kg / 17.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Pair of aluminium industrial lights
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Pair of large molded aluminium hanging lights with glass panel across bottom
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

1920 Industrial Copper Pendant Lights
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Surrey, BC
These Crouse hinds original pendants have been rewired and CSA approved, ready for easy install in any setting . We have several in shop and have coppered the surface internally for...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1950 Large Industrial Pendant Lights
By General Electric
Located in Surrey, BC
We have a set of four large glass domed pendants lights fully rewired and CSA approved. These were salvaged off a Marine Loading Dock in the upper NY state area of the Great lakes.   
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Aluminum Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter or 80" black wire. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incand...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Vintage Oversized Cast Aluminium Pendant Lights
Located in Surrey, BC
Large adjustable height pendant lights, circa 1940. Cast aluminium fittings; mottled plastic shade. Re-wired and CSA approved; ceiling mounting plate included. Height can be adjusted...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Large Aluminum Industrial Lights from Belgium
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of large aluminum Industrial lights from Belgium, circa 1950s. Newly wired for use within the USA using all UL listed parts. Sold together and priced as a pair. The lights are ...
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Pairs of aluminium and holophane industrial lights
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Two pairs of old painted aluminium industrial lights, holophane interiors, exposed fittings, priced per pair.
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

1930 Industrial Crouse hinds Pendant Lights
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Surrey, BC
We have three in stock rewired CSA testing completed and certified. These are a very nice small size in excellent working condition. Crouse-Hinds Electric Company, a manufactur...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1920 Crouse-Hinds Industrial Pendant Lights
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Surrey, BC
Pair of Industrial pendants manufactured by C-H. These were powder coated white for a project. Lights have been rewired and CSa approved with 8 foot of cable. Easy adaptable ceiling ...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Vintage Crouse Hinds Industrial Pendant Lights
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Surrey, BC
Set of three industrial cast metal and glass globe pendant lights by Crouse Hinds, circa 1930. Authentic design from CH, the leader in industrial lights for over 100 years. Re-wired ...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1930 Industrial Crouse Hinds Pendant Lights
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Surrey, BC
Set of two rewired Industrial pendants manufactured by Crouse hinds with glass globe, and soft grey painted finish on shade. Csa approved and tested. Currently on 8 feet of cabl...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel Industrial pendant. Black enamel shade, white inside. Dark grey cast aluminum top. Weight: 2.90 kg / 6.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitab...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

1930s Crouse Hinds Industrial Pendant Lights
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Surrey, BC
Pair of rugged and authentic Crouse Hinds factory lights with original green enamel shades. Features include explosion proof glass globes and cast aluminium protective cages. Re-wire...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel Industrial pendant. Green enamel shade, white inside. Dark grey/green cast aluminium top. weight 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suita...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Enamel

  • Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
H 17.72 in. Dm 16.54 in. L 17.72 in.
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Aluminium Pendant Industrial Lights For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of aluminium pendant industrial lights for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct aluminium pendant industrial lights — often made from metal, aluminum and glass — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of aluminium pendant industrial lights available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Industrial and Mid-Century Modern aluminium pendant industrial lights are consistently popular styles. Many aluminium pendant industrial lights are appealing in their simplicity, but Crouse-Hinds, Philips and Holophane produced popular aluminium pendant industrial lights that are worth a look.

How Much are Aluminium Pendant Industrial Lights?

Prices for aluminium pendant industrial lights can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, aluminium pendant industrial lights begin at $234 and can go as high as $6,000, while the average can fetch as much as $597.

A Close Look at Industrial Furniture

It’s a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, worktables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

     The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact. The interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On these pages you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.