Skip to product information
1 of 9

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Fluorescent fixture with one-centimeter thick glass tube

Regular price €1.090,00 EUR
Excl. VAT
Regular price Sale price €1.090,00 EUR
Sale Sold out
13 items available
(4-6 weeks delivery time)

This highly sophisticated fixture illustrates the thoroughness of East German engineering. It has been designed to be splash-proof, gas-proof, 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 a 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.


Weight: 22 kg
Dimensions: 163 x 23 x 21 cm (L x W x H)
Shipping: Worldwide

Detail Information

The Black Rhino can be supplied with either fluorescent or LED tubes in different color temperatures (type of warmth), and in a variety of dimming options. Standard the light comes with 3.0m long cable. Other lengths for cable are possible on request, please specify in comments at check out. The Black Rhino will be accompanied by its passport, documenting the history and origin of the lamp.
110 volt options, US & Canada wiring, and other specialties are available.

Our Items

All our pieces are restored and modernized so that the will last for decades to come. Please note that all original makers’ marks and labeling are to be disregarded, and that we recommend using all items internally, including those originally designed for external use.

Website images
Our items have had a previous life. This means they often show signs of their previous life, which in our opinion, is part of their charm. Please note that when multiple items of the same type have been salvaged from one site, only one of the items is shown on the website as an example. The item shown is always representative of all items within that specific batch. On request, we provide images of a particular item.

Installation of lights
We prepare our lighting fixtures for installation. The black electrical cable that comes with the lighting fixture is already connected, and if bulbs or fluorescent lights are included, these have been installed in advance. We recommend to have all lighting fixtures installed by a qualified electrician.

Items can be customized on request. If you have any special requirements, just get in touch with us and we will do our utmost to provide what you are looking for.

Dimmable fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent lights have the fine quality of producing a bright light. Perfect for office environments, but not always that best atmosphere for living spaces. With our dimmable customization, fluorescent lights can vary from 3% to full strength, emitting a warm and pleasant glow. Please contact us for more information on our dimmable fluorescent lights.

Delivery time

The delivery time of a fixture depends on the location. The average shipping duration ranges from 3-10 business days.

Please keep in mind that our products typically require 4-6 weeks production time before shipping.

View full details


All our lights are restored by hand with the greatest care. As unique piece of heritage, we seek to preserve the light’s authentic appearance. We present the lamp in it’s original finish, or re-finish the light in it’s original color. The lamp has been completely rewired to current standards, and fully assembled and tested to European Legislation. We hope that it may be preserved for many centuries to come.

Our Story

Blom & Blom started with two brothers who share a passion for unique items. Often overlooked but always with a hidden potential. Each with its own story to tell. Items that deserve a new life.

Read more

Do you have a question or would you like to receive a quote?