Vintage Camera and Musical Instrument Lighting
Are your lights made out of real cameras?
Yes, each camera light is a real vintage camera that has been cleaned and visually restored. It’s the model of camera profiled in each story card. The camera is no longer functioning. We partner with various camera and antiques dealers nationwide to find cameras that will look awesome as a light but can no longer take pictures.
Most of our cameras have been sitting in an attic or basement for 50+ years and we lovingly visually restore it with the following:
- Removal of nicotine, mold, mildew with various solvents
- Dissemble and clean the lenses and optics
- Metal polishing using various cleaners and polishing agents
- Leather cleaning, repair and conditioning
Is the electrical new?
Yes! All electrical parts are brand new UL component listed (c UR us) for United States and Canada, manufactured specifically for Rosie. We NEVER use vintage or used electrical components. We bench test each light to ensure everything works and is safe.
We use the finest new lighting components available. This includes:
- Heavy-duty vintage inspired fabric electrical cord
- Functional in-line dimmer switch good for up to 120 volts
- Heavy duty brass and chrome plated E26 socket (standard light bulb socket) good up to 250 volts
- Finest heavy-duty chrome plated rods and other parts
- Top of the line finials
What about the vintage looking Edison light bulb?
Each Edison light bulb is brand new from PLT Lighting in Garland, TX. It’s an incandescent hand-spun light bulb with a specially engineered filament that provides a long lifespan of 3,000 hours. Lightbulbs are available in 40 or 60 watts. Replacement light bulbs can be purchased from https://www.1000bulbs.com/. See our menu for details.
Can I light a room and read by your floor and tabling lighting?
Yes, each table and floor light comes with a three-way switch and a Soft White 2700K CREE LED light bulb that you can read by.
What light bulbs are used in your floor and table lighting?
CREE 40W/60W/100W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) A21 3-Way Exceptional Light Quality LED Light Bulbs. They’re designed to last 22 years and provide exceptional color quality. 1400 Lumen output, ideal for floor and table lamps and are energy efficient equaling 30W/60W/100W standard incandescent bulbs. You can purchase replacements at Home Depot.
Does Rosie take on commissions?
Rosie will consider large commissions for corporate and commercial purposes. Contact us to provide details.
Do you buy old cameras or instruments?
Rosie buys in large quantities from dealers. For individuals eBay is a great place to sell your camera or instrument.