I have always loved the industrial look and feel of work lights from the 1930’s to the 1950’s, simple, strong and timeless. I used to find them back in the day at junk sales, and would fix them. But these days, I dont have the time, or honestly the knowledge base. BUT, I do have the internet, which I did not have back in the day. AND, as it turns out, there is a guy as nuts about these lights as we are about our boats. Like detail nuts, brands, holders, different uses, and advice.
So, I talked with Dale Batz of Old Industrial Lighting a bunch of times and thought. Mmmmmmmm, he gave me good advice, and has what I need, I am buying from him. Could I find some other places? Kinda. Cheaper? Not really. Even New good ones are about the same price. Yes Home Depot has them for half. BUT, well, you get what you pay for.
These are Porcelain, they have patina, and are 100% rebuilt. Safer than new considering they have a ground wire. And best yet. match the vibe. It’s gotta be real for the Railway. No way in hell do I want some strange tin or imported cheap crap in there. Like a cheap belt or shoes with a nice classic suit.. Remember suits? Pre sweatpants.
The difference between these and the newer crap is not even close. I have the new crap on my building in DC and they are always falling apart and separating. And the gestalt and Zen aspect of these being time tested is amazing. A small bit of bling that is a true companion to the space. Of course we could have gone deep into an extreme place. But our space is a more simple space, and Dale was able to help me match up the right lights for the situation.
FOR THE RECORD, I MADE NO DEAL WITH DALE, NO TRADES, NO USE OF THE VAST POWER OF WOODY BOATER TO LEVERAGE A SAVINGS. Okay the vast power bit is a stretch. But my point is, I paid full amount, and shipping. These are heavy..as they should be. Anyway I am saying this out of truth, some of you conspiracy thinkers think my life is full of trades and deals. I SUPPORT 100% Of our Partners, and Good businesses that may not be partners. Old Industrial Lighting is one of those partners. JUST GOOD PEOPLE TO DO GOOD BUSINESS WITH AND SUPPORT! CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO DROOL OVER LIGHTS!
Definitely peruse the web page. AMAZING! BAD PUN ALERT,, It will shed some light on how diverse these lights can be.