Bakelite Swing Arm Wall Lamp with Wall Plug


Product Code: W005-BLK

This swing arm wall light with bakelite shade and wall plug oozes vintage charm and appeal while not distracting from the rawness of the swing arm fixture. This type of bakelite light shade was traditionally used by flower growers as the shades are able to withstand high wattage globes without melting when strung over fields or hung in green houses. They were also sold to general stores all over the country so are a real reminder of vintage Australiana.

A great little light shade that perfectly compliments the swing arm light fixture.The black matt metal swing arm can be moved up or down the main pole. Once in place, the arm can then 'swing up' or 'swing down', making it an ideal task light for activities such as working or reading. It will easily add a touch of industrial character to your shop, restaurant, cafe interior or home. 

Features include:

  • Vintage charm
  • Matt black swing arm wall light  
  • Genuine Bakelite Light Shade, original moulds of the 1930's
  • Braided light cord with wall plug 
  • Takes a standard household B22 bulb

This wall light is compatible with any bayonet B22 (max 40W) light bulb. We recommend from our range our Teardrop Spiral LED Filament Bulb or our LED Light Bulb - GLS Round to add that finishing touch. 


  • About the swing arm wall lamp:

    • The lamp shade is genuine bakelite (not plastic) and are manufactured here in Australia using the original moulds and machinery of the 1930's. 
    • Bakelite shade is 210mm in diameter and 70mm high. Available in a range of colours; mottled brown, black and white speckle, mottled green and black. All available from the drop down menu. See the additional images for pictures of each.
    • This metal wall light is metal has a matt black finish. 
    • The swing arm fixture has a distance of 50mm from the wall to the main pole stem. The main pole stem length is 530mm long.
    • The pole can be shortened to any length. See the photos below of how we have shortened the pole to a smaller length.
    • The swing arm is comprised of two short arms both 150mm in length can extend to a maximum of 335mm from the main stem.
    • It secures to the wall via mount plates at each end of the pole.
    • The black cloth light cord is 2.4 metres in length. It has a push bar switch and a wall plug.
    • The lampholder takes a standard bayonet (B22) bulb (max 40w).
  • Fat Shack Vintage delivers Australia wide. From the tip to the tail and all the places in between… if you live in Australia we’ll get it to you

    • For a delivery quote, just select your desired products and proceed to the checkout where you will be able to enter your delivery postcode. It will then calculate the shipping price for your order based on your postcode and the items in your basket before you need to go ahead with the order and enter any personal details.
    • All in stock items will be dispatched from our Melbourne warehouse within 2 business days from receipt of payment. Typical delivery times after dispatch are:
      * Melbourne - 2-3 business days 
      * Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide - 4-5 business days
      * Brisbane, Tasmania – 5-6 business days
      * Darwin, Perth - Approximately 6-7 business days
    • For all areas outside these metro locations please allow an additional 1-3 business days.
    • All orders are sent with tracking and full insurance. 
    • Pickups and inspections are available at our Melbourne showroom / warehouse in Melbourne by appointment only. Please contact us to arrange. For large / bulky orders, please contact us directly for a quotation of postage costs.
  • We provide a 30 day return policy on all items purchased from our website. If the item arrives in tip top condition but you decide that you just don’t like it anymore or have changed your mind then please return the items in original, unused, unmarked condition and packaging within 30 days for a full refund less freight.

    Please contact us so we know to expect it and return the items to the following address:

    Fat Shack Vintage
    2 Age Street 
    Cheltenham, VIC 3192

    If any items arrive damaged then please notify us within 14 days of delivery. We will of course replace / refund any damaged items at no additional cost to you.

    For more info please see our FAQ's

  • Please Note: this listing is for the Bakelite Swing Arm Wall Lampt only. The light bulbs shown in the pictures are for illustration purposes only. 

    Fat Shack Vintage sells a range of light globes online, please see these items if you are interested in any of them.