These camera lamps are unique, individual pieces, and because of their nature of source, some may have signs of ageing from all those years that they have given so much joy. I love these little memories of times that the cameras have been used - scratches, rust, and in some cases even graffitti! They are there for a reason and I will not repair them. They are part of what makes these camera lamps, and gives them (and you) this unique piece of lighting..
What kind of cameras do you usually use?
So the camera lamps are old, what about the electrical parts, are they old too?
Are the lamps tested for safety?
Can you make a camera lamp out of one of my own or a relative's camera?
Where can I get replacement bulbs for the camera lamps that have those fabulous filament bulbs?
Can I pay by credit card?
How do you post my camera lamp?
What do I do if I haven’t received my camera lamp or I need to ask you something?
Do you ship abroad?
I try to use end of life cameras, or parts of cameras whenever I can. In some cases the cameras have even been rusting away in lofts for many years. I will still use these, even if they are beyond repair. Or I will buy cameras that were extremely popular in their day and were mass produced; that way there are plenty to go round for me, and for any other kind of use.
No. Every camera lamp casing I create is made from recycled, upcycled or vintage materials. But ALL of the electrical components are new, unused and meet all European Union safety requirements (CE). The bulbs, holders, cables and plugs are all new and unused. It’s like the camera lamps have a new inside, like the Six Million Dollar man, or Bionic Woman. And we all remember how good they were!
The lamps are PAT tested (Portable Appliance Test) by a competent person before sale, to ensure upmost safety, and will receive a PAT sticker (this can be seen on the cable base) to verify testing. This is not a legal requirement, but it’s just an additional way for me to give you peace of mind when you buy.
For more information about PAT testing go to:
Yes, usually I can. I am currently working on a camera that belonged to someone’s grandfather and she has asked me to convert his Kodak Brownie into a camera lamp. The shade is made from old pictures of her grandfather so that the whole piece is a memory of everything about her grandfather; the camera he used and the photos he took. I am afraid I cannot guarantee every camera can be converted, but if you email me the details of the camera, I will check it out and let you know if I can do it.
You can get replacement bulbs at The Historic Lighting Company. They are a lovely bunch of people who have been supplying my store for a while now. They have a great range of bulbs and are uber friendly. Thee bulbs last a very long time with the average lifetime of a bulb being 5,000 hours. Whenever you need a replacement bulb, hop on over to these guys.
Yes indeed. You can pay by credit card or Paypal, though allll payments are made through PayPal, with the option of paying by Credit Card as a aypal guest. This new way of paying by credit card means that PayPal keep your credit card payments totally secure and are highly protected from hacking. You do not need to have a Paypal account. When you go to your cart (when buying a camera) you will see the option to pay as a PayPal guest. More information on PayPal credit card payments is here
I will process your order as soon as payment is received and an email will be sent to you upon receipt of payment. I also work with Pro Forma invoice for business. The camera lamps usually take between 7-10 days to finalise so expect your work of art to arrive within approx. 10 working days. If you would like to purchase something quickly then please email and I am sure we can arrange something, if available. Please go to the Payment section for more information.
Postage is free. All domestic orders are shipped, tracked and insured through Royal Mail; international orders (please see below for information regarding outside UK orders) are shipped through Royal Mail, and will be handled quickly and safely* note regarding special circumstance. I will happily answer any questions you have along the way of the posting process. Email me with any questions: Enquiries@lawrencelatham.co.uk
If for any reason you have any questions or concerns about any of my work, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I will try to respond to all emails and calls as quickly as I can. Either use the Contact page or email me at: Enquiries@lawrencelatham.co.uk. You can also call me on: + 44 7786 341 628.
Yes I do. I ship to all European Union countries and elsewhere in the world. If you live outside of the European Union, please email me before you buy a camera lamp so that I can discuss the voltage specifications. All my camera lamps work on the 230 - 240 Volts which is the UK/European standard.
Please follow the instructions on maximum bulb wattage which you will find on the bulb holder on each camera lamp. Please do not exceed the suggested bulb wattage. And read through the ‘use of camera’ information sheet that you will receive with your camera lamp.