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E Lite Lugano Desk Lamp

Materials: White plastic, transformer, aluminium, some metal parts. Porcelain socket.

Height: 47 cm / 18.50” – adjustable

Width: 48 cm / 18.89” maximum

Lampshade: ∅ 10 cm / 3.93”

Base: ∅ 14 cm / 5.51”

Electricity: 1 bulb G2, 1 x 50 watt maximum, 220/12 volt.
Any type of G2 halogen light bulb on 12 volt can be used, not a specific one preferred. 

Period: 1980s – 1990s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: E/Lite products, Germany.

Other Versions: The E Lite Lugano desk lamp exists in some varieties and colours. This lamp is Article number T 5002, model Lugano. As labelled on the bottom.

Also written on the label: Design in Holland. But all the rest is written in German: Eing. (eingang – input) 230 V – 50 Hz, Ausg. (ausgang – output) 12V-Max 50 W. Also the German GS logo is present: Geprüfte Sicherheit (Certified Safety).

The double switch (high and low – 6 and 12 volt) was made by BJB from Germany.

In all probability it is a German lamp, but unfortunately no information to be found about the company. Several E Lite companies exists, all in the lighting business, but not one from Germany. Probably the company no longer exist.

Targetti Sankey

The Lugano desk lamp was also sold by Targetti from Florence, Italy, as you can see below. More info about the Targetti Sankey company over here on Vintageinfo.


The BJB company was founded in 1867 and started with petroleum lighting. The company still exists. Today they produce LED lamps, terminal blocks and connectors, lamp holders for conventional lighting and switches. They are active in the whole world. BJB GmbH & Co. KG is located on Werler Strasse 1, 59755, Arnsberg, Germany.

The BJB company confirmed that the switch is produced by them since the 1970s, but they did not made table lamps at that time. The switches were all integrated in luminaires by lamp manufacturers.

E Lite Lugano Desk Lamp - Label

E Lite Lugano Desk Lamp - Targetti Sankey label

E Lite Lugano Desk Lamps - Red and Purple

E Lite Lugano Desk Lamp - Purple

Many thanks to Christophe for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.