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Bestlite BL5 Wall Sconce by Robert Dudley Best for

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The Gubi lighting Bestlite BL5 Wall Sconce is an iconic design originally designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930. Representing an important chapter of 20th century modernism, a cross-pollination of aesthetics clashed where British manufacturing and the German Bauhaus school of thought blended together. Best applied the philosophy that fine art and craft could coexist to the Bestlite, resulting in the ultra-modern and functional design seen today. The wall sconce is unique in that is arcs away from the wall, and slides along a vertical wall bracket, allowing you to swing the arm to swing horizontally from the wall, casting task light according to your needs.

In 2001, Jacob and Sebastian Gubi took over their parent’s furniture business, transforming GUBI in to an internationally recognized design house for lighting, furniture, and accessories. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, GUBI is a purveyor of timeless and emerging designs, many of which are iconic and can be found in permanent collections around the world.

The Bestlite BL5 Wall Sconce is available with the following:
  • Height adjustable stem and horizontal arm adjustment
  • Shade is ball-jointed to the arm for adjustable task light
  • Bestlite has been in continuous production since 1930
  • Design is held in permanent collections at both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London
  • Inspired by the Bauhaus movement
  • Designed by Robert Dudley Best in 1930
  • Material: Brass
  • Dimmable when used with a Standard Dimmer (Not Included)
  • On/Off Cord Switch
  • Switch Included
  • UL Listed
  • Made In China
  • Finish: Brass, Brass with Bone China, Brass with Charcoal Black, Brass with Grey, Brass with Matte White, Chrome with Black, Chrome with Matte White, Chrome with Off-White, Black Brass, Black Brass with Bone China, Black Brass with Matte White
  • One 40 Watt (370 Lumens) 120 Volt E12 Candelabra Base Incandescent Lamp(s) (Not Included)

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The amount of light that comes from a bulb, which has commonly been measured in watts. The more lumens, the brighter the bulb.


A measurement of the power delivered to a component of an electric circuit (allowing a one-ampere current to flow through the component under the pressure of 1 volt.)

Bulb Shape

Bulb shapes are denoted with a letter, which describes the shape, and a number, which indicates the size. The number indicates the diameter of the light bulb at its widest part in eighths of an inch.


The part of the bulb that connects to the fixture and its power supply. Bulb bases are denoted with the letter E, and a number which indicates the diameter of the bulb base at its widest part in millimeters.


Indicates how much voltage a bulb can accept via the fixture it's installed in.

Light Color Temperature

The relative color from a light source, measured on the Kelvin temperature scale. Warm light is lower in color temperature (2700-3000 K) and cool, blue light is higher (5000 K).

Average Rated Life

The average amount time that a bulb is expected to last.


CRI = color rendering index. This number, which can go from 0 to 100, measures the ability of a light or bulb accurately renders colors. The higher the number, the better, with most quality bulbs these days measuring at least in the 80s.

  • Backplate: Width 4.3", Height 18.8"
  • Fixture: Width 6.2", Height Adjustable From 18.5", Adjustable To 31.5", Depth 16.5", Weight 3.41Lbs
  • Shade: Height 5.5", Diameter 6.2"

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California Residents: Prop 65 regulations

California Proposition 65

WARNING: This product can expose you to lead, which is known in the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov

Proposition 65 de la Californie

AVERTISSMENT: ce produit peut vous exposer au plomb, ce qui est reconnu par l'État de Californie comme cause de cancer, d'anomalies congénitales ou d'autres domages à la reproduction. Pour plus d'informations, visitez www.p65warnings.ca.gov

Prop. 65 de California

ADVERTENCIA: Este producto puede explonerlo al plomo, lo cual es conocido en el Estado de California como causante de càncer, defectos de namimiento y ostros daños al sistem reproductivo. Para obeneter mayor información, visite www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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