Rare Graham Farish lights

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joeboebeefy

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Good morning everyone,

Some amazing Graham Farish lights have recently come into my possession, I suppose they may have been made for the purposes of lighting up a display but not sure. If anyone is able to date them or has any information please let me know. I have a set of 5/6, and they have a glass plate covering front, joined by a rubber gasket, which I removed for safe storage and forgot to put back for the photo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Joe
 

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STEVIEBOY1

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The are quite large and chunky, I don't know much about that sort of thing, but I may guess at perhaps 1960s?? They do look like some type of spot light or displays lamps. Do they work. Be careful of the wiring though, in case of any cracking or rotting in the cables, old ones did used to made of rubber which can perish. You may wish to seek professional advice and get them rewired.
 

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Do the bulbs have any mention of the voltage they run at? Or is there any other marking on the fitting other than the name plate?
 
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joeboebeefy

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Thank you both for your responses. I'm trying to source replacement gaskets that fix the glass plate to the lip but they're hard to find! Instead I'm going to try to use the fitting from a pressure cooker. @John Webb there is no other marking on the light itself, but the bulbs are 200W 240V single coil Phillips bulb
 

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Thank you both for your responses. I'm trying to source replacement gaskets that fix the glass plate to the lip but they're hard to find! Instead I'm going to try to use the fitting from a pressure cooker. @John Webb there is no other marking on the light itself, but the bulbs are 200W 240V single coil Phillips bulb
200W? Did you mean 20W? Fittings don't look big enough for 200W bulbs! Suggest you consider using lower wattage LED bulbs - cheaper to run as you will only need bulbs of 3W or so power consumption.
IMPORTANT: Before you use these fittings, get them electrically tested ("PAT" - Portable Appliance Testing) for earth connection continuity and for insulation resistance.
If using outside, ensure the cable enters from below to prevent any water from running down the cable and getting into the fitting. Run fittings from a circuit protected by a 30mA Residual Current Device (RCD).
 

joeboebeefy

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200W? Did you mean 20W? Fittings don't look big enough for 200W bulbs! Suggest you consider using lower wattage LED bulbs - cheaper to run as you will only need bulbs of 3W or so power consumption.
IMPORTANT: Before you use these fittings, get them electrically tested ("PAT" - Portable Appliance Testing) for earth connection continuity and for insulation resistance.
If using outside, ensure the cable enters from below to prevent any water from running down the cable and getting into the fitting. Run fittings from a circuit protected by a 30mA Residual Current Device (RCD).
No really 200w! Seems mad I know but it's true. Will definitely use LEDs, thanks for your advice

Danny
 
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