It's such an evocative image isn't it? The traffic light hanging over the freeway or interchange... That's exactly where our US Traffic Light Pendants started their lives, once they'd finished their useful service they found their way to the Skinflint workshops where we transformed them into the stylish modern lights they are today.
Posted by: Sophie 21.10.2013
We recently supplied our lighting to East London Coffee Roasters Ozone, check out this short film explaining what they do and sneak a peek at our lovely lights in the background!
Posted by: Sophie 01.10.2013
One of my favourite lights we are occasionally lucky enough to find are Perihel heat lamps. Super stylish and with incredible detailing, these lamps were developed by Perihel for light therapy use both in hospital settings and at home. And they now make for stunning feature desk lamps.
Posted by: Sophie 23.07.2013
This shot was taken pre-referbishment. This particular fixture was from the National Turbine Test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950.
Posted by: Ed 19.06.2013
This short video demonstrates the next level of 'Super' super-capacitors. The best bit...they're biodegradable!
Posted by: Eddie 25.02.2013
The Benjamin Electric Lighting company was founded in the late 19th Century by Reuben Berkley Benjamin in Chicago, Illinois. The companies success lead to expantion from Chicago to New York, San Francisco, Toronto, London & Birmingham.
Posted by: Eddie 13.02.2013
The origins and application of retail lighting.
Posted by: Eddie 16.01.2013
Here at Skinflint we love clever sustainable design and the GravityLight is both. Offering a real alternative to Africa's ubiquitous kerosene lamps, the only thing it uses is the force of gravity.
Posted by: Sophie 14.01.2013
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde's fascination with the ephemeral has led him to master the art of creating his own clouds.
Posted by: Sophie 20.12.2012
Scientists in Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed a alternative to fluorescent lighting using polymers.
Posted by: Eddie 03.12.2012
A stop motion video documenting a Prismalux bulkhead during its restoration process.
Posted by: 14.11.2012
A lovely selection if images from our original 1960's Pifco Infradette catalogue
Posted by: Sophie 29.09.2012
A beautiful short film, illustrating why LED bulbs are the future, saving the planet energy and CO2, and saving you money.
Posted by: Sophie 22.02.2012
James Turrell is an artist whose palette is the planet we live on. He makes light monumental and encourages his audience to look 'beyond', to see the extraordinary in the every day.
Posted by: Sophie 31.01.2012
Holophane began to manufacture prismatic shades pretty much at the birth of electricity. Prismatic shades break up and spread the beam of light into a myriad of beams using prisms, making a lower voltage bulb a more effective light source.
Posted by: Sophie 29.10.2011
We are often asked about bathroom lighting. The fact of the matter is that it's not as straightforward as I Like that light, I'll buy it for my bathroom. Something called an IP rating is rather important in a bath or wet-room. But just because you have fallen for a light that is not IP rated it does not mean you can't use it in your bathroom.....
Posted by: Sophie 20.10.2011