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1950s Sollux / Solilux Original Hanau Desk Lamp

1950s Sollux / Solilux Original Hanau Desk Lamp


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1950s Sollux / Solilux Original Hanau Desk Lamp 

This is a fantastic 1950s Sollux / Solilux Original Hanau Desk Lamp made from cream coated aluminium and brown bakelite with an integral cream coloured switch.

In very good working condition with a few superficial surface scuffs and scratches, and one small dent measuring less than 4mm on top of the lamp. The lamp head can be adjusted; as seen in the images.

Although sold as a UV tanning lamp, it has now been converted to a desk lamp with the original 150w Radium bulb replaced by a LED lamp for Health and Safety compliance. The original red glass multi-piece filter has been replaced with a clear etched glass window. However, the red filter is supplied and can be used, if preferred, for a soft red glow.

Made by Hanau, who invented the heat lamp in the early 1900s, based at Hanau (near Frankfurt), Germany. It has a wonderful Bauhaus, Art Deco, design. 

Marked on the side of the lamp head ‘Original Hanau,’ 

Approximate Dimensions:-
Base Width: 26.7cm
Widest Base Depth: 15cm
Lamp length: 27.5cm
Height (when the lamp head is perpendicular to the base): 24.2cm

A great looking vintage industrial light for your office, workplace or for bench craft work. Wonderful iconic design; really special! It is just waiting for you to add your own plug adapter (if outside the UK). 

Remedial work undertaken:

  • Rewired with black flex: 0.6cm, 3 core, PVC sheathed, cotton braided.
  • New CE marked black plug top fitted along with a 3A fuse.
  • CE marked CE lumen 6500K daylight balanced LED bulb.
  • Portable Appliance Testing undertaken (PAT): The lamp has been electrically tested using a flagship Seaward Europa Plus PAT tester, and passed the UK Portable Appliance Inspection.

For more information about Hanau, this is the link to their website

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