Made in the UK
We think it is important to support British Manufacturers. Constructed by hand, these fisherman's lights are made in the UK. They have a distinctive powder coated finish. (This is often called enamel, although this process produces a better finish).
Making these pendant lights by hand does take time. We estimate 14-21 working days but may take a little longer depending how busy the factory is at any time. We and the factory work to get lights out as soon as possible. It is not in our interest to take longer than necessary. Rather, we strive to produce a stylish item that represents a quality product, as opposed to a cheaper lightweight import.
Why does it take this time?
All our fisherman's pendant lights are hand made, not mass produced. The body and associated parts are all hand turned from aluminium. Any necessary drilling and forming is done at this stage. The lights are then assembled, cleaned and then go to the paint process. The simple explanation (but it is a bit more involved!) is the fisherman's light is sprayed with a special powder paint. It's then baked in an oven which 'melts' the powder giving an even finish; the process can take several hours.
Given the size and expense of these ovens and spray booths, only one colour can be used at a time. This takes time to clean before a change of colour, so it is reasonable for the factory to organise same colour batches together. This can delay the process by a few days depending on what batches are going through the factory at any time.
Once painted, the lights are then go to the electric fitting shop. They are wired by hand, assembled, and then go for final testing. Each light has an initialled proof they have been electrically tested before leaving the factory. The finished fisherman's pendant lamp is then wrapped, packed and sent to us.
Your patience will be rewarded: whether your fisherman's lights are for the ceiling in the kitchen, lounge or hallway, they will be stunning and unique.