RAE Bedford Aluminium Runway / Wall Washer Light by Thorn Lighting


These aluminium runway markers by Thorn Lighting was originally used to mark the runways at RAE (Royal Aircraft Establishment) Bedford.

RAE Bedford was a research site of the Royal Aircraft Establishment between 1946 and 1994. It was located near the village of Thurleigh, north of the town of Bedford in England and was the site of aircraft experimental development work.

A lot of the development for what became the Harrier was done here. One early version became known as the 'Flying Bedstead'. Also Thurleigh had a catapult runway and it was here that the 'ski jump' later fitted to some aircraft carriers was also developed.

The airfield was decommissioned in February 1994 after a lengthy study determined that flight operations should be centralised at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire.

Now repurposed into eye catching wall washer lights, by means of vapour honing and a polished finish. The main body of the light fixture is cast aluminium, with a stainless steel top plate. There is a prismatic / reeded glass diffuser insert which creates a halo of light around the fixture.

Diameter: 15cm
Depth: 8cm
Origin: UK

If you chose to include a light bulb with your order we will supply a G9 220v or 110v lamp.

All lights are professionally re-wired in-house to exceed British Standards using CE approved components. Dimensions and weights are approximate. For all orders to USA, UL listed bulb holders and 100v bulbs can be fitted.