Black Rhino

Black Rhino | Heavy Glass Industrial Fluorescent Tube Lamp

Black Rhino

Fluorescent fixture with one-centimeter thick glass tube



163 x 23 x 21 cm (L x W x H)


22 Kg

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From € 740,00 incl. VAT


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This highly sophisticated fixture illustrates the thoroughness of East German engineering. It has been designed to be splash-proof, gas-proof, and dust-proof, and was therefore suitable to use in explosion-sensitive areas. They were manufactured from the 1960s until the 1980s by Leuchtenbau Wittenberg, and often applied in places like laboratories and chemical plants. This extraordinary lamp comprises a one-centimeter thick glass tube and two aluminium ends which can be mounted to wall or ceiling. Altogether it weighs 22 kilograms.

This fixture was one of the several ‘Rhino’s’ salvaged from one of the largest laboratories in East Germany. After WWII this lab was part of the soviet military administration, and became a state-owned company until the reunification in the early nineties. On the laboratory complex these lamps were used in many different applications.

The Black Rhino comes with:
– two TLD 36 Watt  fluorescent lights (warm white, cool white, or daylight)
– 1,5 meter matt black cable
– passport describing the history and origin.

The fixture has been completely rewired to current standards, and is assembled and tested to EN 60598 directive of European Harmonized Legislation. US & Canada wiring available on request.

Black Rhino | Heavy Glass Industrial Fluorescent Tube Lamp

Black Rhino