Vintage, hard to find small-scaled cast brass caged clamshell light. This light features a clear bulbous style glass lens. The cage is easily opened to access the interior with three, round nut hinged dogs, and can be attached to most flat surfaces using three mounting feet. Comes with a new, replaced single candle bulb-sized socket. Measures 6 inches in diameter and about 4 inch projection. Perfect for ceiling mount and wall mounting applications. Weighs just shy of 5 pounds.
DESIGNER INSIGHT: Lighting fixtures like these are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use on walls, as a ceiling light and for your finely fitted yacht. Always a great light in a nautical design but also in a contemporary or warehouse conversion!
We recommend the use of LED light bulbs for all enclosed light fixtures like his one.The LED, or light-emitting diode, is essentially a miniature light source encased in a plastic lens. LED's produce light when electrons inside the diode, excited by the flow of current, release energy in the form of light photons. LED lighting is ultra-compact and dramatically more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs � up to 85% more efficient � and over 10% more efficient than compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL). And, because LED bulbs are based on solid-state lighting technology that emits light from a chip, they produce minimal heat and there is no filament to burn out, as with incandescent bulbs. Nor do they contain mercury and other toxic material.