Legacy lighting is for anyone interested in early Australian lighting technology, lamps, globes, fixtures and hardware. Perhaps you’re a collector like me, with 600 bulbs in your shed. Perhaps you can’t help looking up when you enter a room, or are someone who can’t help noticing street lights, and the thousands of shapes and sizes they come in.
This site is a result of my own obsession with lighting. In particular, I would like people to know what an important contribution Australia made as a major player in the manufacture of lighting and lamps. On this site you will find information about iconic companies such as Electric Lamp Manufacturers Australia Pty. Ltd. (ELMA) and see references to dedicated collectors as well.
The site is continually being improved and refined. Please check in from time to time and discover more about Australia’s amazing contribution to lighting technology. I would be very pleased to see your comments, if you feel inclined to do so.
Please note that all imaging used in the site is subject to copyright, and must not be copied or reused without written permission. All images used in the site have been taken by me personally or have been used with permission from the owner.
Last updated: February 2020