Exterior Brushed Aluminum Bullet Light?

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Exterior Brushed Aluminum Bullet Light?

Postby randolin » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:15 pm

I am searching for and exterior Bullet Light for the restoration of my Eichler. Anyone have one?

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Postby roxy500 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:53 pm

Oh not this topic again! :roll:

But seriously, welcome and do a search for sconces to find retailers. Perhaps someone has an extra one around, though - try posting in Modern Marketplace.

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Postby L.A.kevin » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:58 pm

http://www.mcmaster.com/

go to page 668, and they have the exact old style cast aluminum bullet lamps you are probably looking for

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Postby roxy500 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:44 am

I just see low voltage outdoor lights there, like for the yard. I think randolin is looking for a sconce, I presume.

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Postby L.A.kevin » Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:06 pm

Look at item 1700K34. Second row of illustrations from the bottom... about the middle.

These look like the exact items that I've seen on several midcentury houses here in LA. The light can be attached to a junction box punch out hole by standard jam nut fittings.

I wouldn't be surprised if these lights are in fact the exact stuff that, for example, Gregory Ain used on the Avenal Cooperative Housing units that I bicycle by all the time.

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Postby robbhouston » Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:44 am

I got my bullet lights from Swivelier...

http://www.swivelier.com/id22.htm

Brushed aluminum was a special order, but the lights were still only about $100 each. They also make topedo shaped lights, which make a great fixture for a MCM renovation. Here's shot of one of my original exterior lights (which were a brushed aluminum finish before being painted long ago) next to one of the Swivelier lights I replaced them with...

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I also used their duel spot (also about $100) as a duel sconce in a few exterior locations...

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Swivelier seems like a small company, which is nice when you call them. No recordings to get thru, very nice folks. I've actually cooresponded with the president and encouraged him to market his lights to the MCM enthusiest crowd.

Check them out, I recommend it.

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Postby robbhouston » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:39 am

Good point. There's a ton of info on this subject from past threads. That's how I found Swivelier. Many companies make such fixtures, with lots of subtle differences.

BTW, I guess I should have refered to what I went with as cone shaped, or rocket (like an Apollo capsule). Bullet and torpedo are pretty much the same, I suppose.

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Postby moderns-r-us » Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:16 am

Perhaps the many lighting threads could be combined and put into the best of category. ????

It seems to be a popular question.

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Exterior Bullet

Postby Heirborn » Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:39 pm

Here is a nice exterior bullet.

http://www.stonco.com/stonco/prod_details.asp?ID=178

click on the specifications on the bottom of the page for a better look. The fixtures are offered in a couple different sizes.

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Cone-shaped bullets

Postby macgeekbrian » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:48 am

Check out what Remcraft just came out with - it's a re-release of their 1960s cone-shaped bullet. The brushed aluminum is groooovy. :)

They have other finishes and other bullet styles, too.

http://www.remcraft.com/bullets/index.html
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