This particular brass ceiling light is rated IP56. This means that the intake of dust is not entirely prevented, but it doesn’t enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment. Additionally, the IP56 rating means that “Water projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.”
This light measures about 7 inches tall, hanging down from the ceiling. The ceiling plate measures 4.5 inches wide and has two mounting arms. The diameter of the brass cover is 8.5 inches. This light weighs only 4.2 pounds.
To access the bulb, twist the brass cage and lift the cage off. The light has been re-wired with all new UL-Listed parts that are rated for any voltage under 250 volts. We have also included a ground wire. The bulb holder takes a medium base bulb of 75 watts or less, or the newer compact fluorescent bulbs or LED lights with an Edison base.
Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.
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