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Large Aircraft Hanger Lights By Holophane Circa 1940s

Product code #OA805

- Worldwide shipping

- All prices inc VAT

- Price is per light (12 available)

- Heavy prismatic glass diffusers

- Comes with 100cm of gold twist cable

- Comes with 100cm of steel suspension chain and ceiling hooks

- Takes E27 fitting bulbs

- Made by Holophane

- Salvaged from the Vickers Aircraft factory at Brooklands and were first installed in 1946

- English ~ 1940s

- 45cm wide x 45cm tall


Holophane is a manufacturer of lighting-related products founded in 1898 in London, England. The company is a UK-based (Milton Keynes, England) and US manufacturer (based in Newark, Ohio) of lighting fixtures for commercial, industrial, outdoor, and emergency applications. The Holophane name is derived from the Greek ‘Holos’ meaning whole and ‘phanos’ meaning light.

The company is noted for its glass reflector/refractor. In addition, it manufactures lenses for street lights, including General Electric, Cooper Lighting, and Lithonia Lighting. Holophane has been integral in the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America since its inception in 1906, with the first meeting being held in the headquarters. The hallmark of Holophane luminaires, or lighting fixtures, is the borosilicate glass reflector/refractor. The glass prisms provide a combination of uplight and downlight to illuminate any environment evenly without creating dark spots or glare.

This ribbed glass shade/reflector, called "Holophane" or "Holophane style/type" is iconic in "vintage" style lighting, and is licensed and copied throughout the lighting industry.

Condition Report

Fully re wired with modern electrical components, the steel frames have been re painted in a grey colour close to their original colour.

As with all of our products this product is an original piece and has lived a life before it arrived at Otto's HQ. It has been sympathetically restored by the Otto's team to ensure it has a life for many more years to come. All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm. If you have any further questions regarding the condition of this product or any others please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Otto's x

The Technical Stuff 

Weight ~ 8KG
Number of bulb holders ~ 1
Bulb Type ~ E27/E26
Max Bulb wattage ~ 100W
Dimmable ~ Yes
IP Rating ~ IP40
Suitable for exterior use ~ No
Compatible for use in the USA ~ Yes
Compatible for use in the EU ~ Yes