Read the latest Trainspotters Blog posts, Articles on Vintage, Industrial and Reclaimed Salvage Lighting.

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    The Subconscious Power of Lighting

    Have you ever walked into a restaurant and experienced a lovely warm feeling, something in the atmosphere and yet you can’t quite define what makes it so special? There’s no doubt in that initial moment you experienced a pretty strong sensory assault – a heady combination of smells and sounds, but of course what you …

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    The New Working Way

    There’s a quiet revolution taking place and it’s happening in the workplace. As described in Morey Smith’s report ‘The Evolving Normal’ looking at the future of the workplace “61% of people miss socialising and half of workers want social spaces to return to the office. 57% of workers miss the collaboration in the office”. Health …

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    Vitreous Enamel

    What is vitreous enamel? Vitreous enamel is a material made by fusing a finely powdered glass (called frit) to a substrate and firing it between 750 and 850 degrees centigrade. The powdered glass melts, it flows and then it hardens to a smooth and durable vitreous coating. Substrates must be able to withstand these high …

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    Summer Sale

    We’re celebrating summer with our big Summer 15 Sale We’re giving you a whopping 15% discount when you buy any Trainspotter light online – simply use the discount code ‘summer15’ at check-out to take advantage of this great deal. The offer applies to all lights in the Trainspotters range but excludes Tala light bulbs and …

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    Lighting For Life

    New Mills rose like a phoenix from the ashes from one of the many old and dilapidated cloth mills that line the five valleys area in the South Cotswolds.  Much like salvaged lighting (where our story all began) we have lovingly restored the Mill over the years to incorporate our warehouse, showroom and offices.  This …

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    Hand Blown Glass

    The Backstory Over the years we’ve handled some incredible vintage glass lighting. From decorative Holophane pendants salvaged from Victorian churches to industrial explosion-proof beasts rescued from factories in Eastern Europe. Along the way we’ve developed a particular penchant for hand-blown glass. And so over recent years we’ve been building a range of hand blown lights, …

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    We’re Back… And it feels good…

    Pardon our radio silence, it’s been a while. Now seems the right time to reintroduce ourselves, to let you know we’re still here and that we are chomping at the bit to get going again. Something like normal service has returned.Social distancing measures are in place at the mill and we have shelves laden with …

  • The Field House, Avernish – Scotland

    A collaboration between Skye-based architects Rural Design and James Mac Queen Building Contractors also on Skye, The Field House is an R House concept, founded on traditional highland barns and designed to sit comfortably in the landscape.

  • The Cotswold Farm Hideaway

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