Functional and aesthetic, bakelite is the ideal material for electrical engineering.
Developed at the beginning of the 20th century by the Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland - from whom the term derives its name - bakelite is known for its heat-resistant properties, as well as its stability and high electrical insulation. Until the 1960s, bakelite participated in the elaboration and development of many technical innovations - such as the telephone and radio. For financial reasons, however, bakelite was gradually replaced by thermoplastic, which was less dense but also of a less comparable quality.
Today, in order to offer a quality alternative to thermoplastics, some factories located on the European continent are relaunching the production of bakelite, using traditional moulds and tools.
The connection is made on the side of the fixture.
|Material||Bakelite / Glass|
|Lamp holder type||E27|
|Wattage||max 6W LED|
|Voltage||AC 230 V|
|Frequency||~ 50 Hz|
|Safety class||Class 2|
|Interaxial distance||12 cm|