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1980s White Beam-Shaped Picture Lamp

Materials: White painted cast aluminium. 220 to 12 volt transformer inside. Protection glass. Porcelain socket.

Width: 6,7 x 6,7 cm / 2.63 x 2.63”

Height: 20 to 23 cm / 7.87 to 9.05”

Height Base: 10,6 cm / 4.17”

Electricity: 1 bulb GU 5.3, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 12 volt.
Any type of GU5.3 light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1980s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: Probably made in several colours and some variations.

This lamp is dimmable; it can also be used in 110 volt. A light bulb of 6 volt is required, or the lamp is on half power.

Unfortunately there is no label present or whatsoever. It got all the looks of an Osram lamp from the 1980s. Herbert H. Schultes designed several lamps in this style for the company. Also iGuzzini produced several lamps in this style designed by Bruno Gecchelin. Got an idea? Please let us know!

VLM Components

All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1980s. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over hereVLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM and Segno.

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