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METEOR LIGHTS. Mid Century Modern Lighting: Pendant Lamps and Drum Lampshades

retro-light-fixtures-Penzys-e1407956008817I love mid century modern lighting but it is very difficult to find original lamps and lights in good condition due to age and use.  This is not a problem anymore.  There is a very cool shop/store in  San Francisco that specializes in restoring mid century modern lights.  The shop is called Meteor Lights. Please visit its webpage in case you need more information about this store or feel free to contact them at:


Phone number: 415-255-6700

Meteor Lights
3505 17th St #A
San Francisco CA 94110


Meteor Lights designs and fabricates custom fiberglass drum lampshades, modern pendant light fixtures, and mod acrylic lamp bases in retro, atomic, and mid-century modern styles, bringing classic ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s Americana to your home or business. Their colorful drum and tiered fiberglass lampshades also look great with streamline moderne, tiki, vintage western, googie, biomorphic, Danish Modern, and mid century-influenced contemporary lighting styles.


Also, their colorful lamps, fiberglass lampshades, and pendant light fixtures accommodate a wide range of lighting styles for residential and commercial lighting applications, from 1940s/1950s Eames-era to contemporary and modern styles influenced by classic post-war industrial design. You will find Meteor Lights’ pendant light fixtures, lamps, and drum shades in five-star restaurants and dive bars, coffee houses and rock clubs, new architectural showcase homes and renovated rockabilly pads, hair salons and bowling alleys, and retail establishments of all kinds. Vintage dealers and retro furnishing shops around the country specify perfect replacement tiered and drum shades for their ‘forties, ‘fifties, and ‘sixties era vintage lamps.  Meteor Lights offers a wide selection of retro modern and contemporary shade styles, colors, and designs — providing a nearly infinite range of lighting possibilities.

DSCF4813Their  shade material is the same fiberglass and resin parchment used on drum lampshades in the ‘forties and ‘fifties.  shade fabric is very translucent (not transparent), and provides a soft glow unlike any other lighting material. They hand-stain their drum and barrel shades to achieve a wide range of vintage, retro, modern, and contemporary colors, and they can match your colors (via fabric swatch, paint chip, or Pantone Guide), as well. Meteor Lights takes pride in fabricating the coolest, highest-quality replacement drum shades.


Meteor Lights specializes in the low-profile shallow drum and tiered shades characteristic of mid-century/modern lighting of the 1940s and 1950s. Within certain parameters, the height of their drum shades can be customized to fit most lamps.




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