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Perhacs Studio

Brake Light

Brake Light

Regular price $780.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $780.00 USD
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Brake Light

Perhacs Studio's  Brake Light pendant is the culmination of 8 months of design and prototyping work. Playing with many different forms during the design process, the Brake Light is inspired by simple structural building systems and materials, both found in nature and in the man made world. The result is a perfect balance of material, form, and function embodied in a timeless design. Perfectly suited for commercial applications, hospitality, or residential,  and available in an almost infinite array of custom color, finish, and material options, as well as our standard powder coated aluminum in red, black, yellow, or white, to meet all of your project needs. Whether hanging above bars, tables, and countertops, or clustered together to create lighting installations, the Brake Lights will transform a space into something truly inspired. All lights are handmade in Los Angeles California!


Materials / Process

The Name ‘Brake Light’ comes from the process of brake forming used to manufacture the lights. The materials used were chosen for ideal form and function. Brake formed metal, natural cork, stainless steel button head machine screws, and fabric covered cord, create an elegant modern dialogue when brought together with light. The shade was designed to rotate 360 degrees independent of the cord and electrical housing, so you are able to orient the light to your specific project design.

The cork inserts are available in natural cork color or charcoal black. The fabric covered cord is  available in more than 130 custom colors and patterns as well as our stock red, black, yellow, and white.


Illumination and the Soraa LED

The Brake Light comes standard with a GU10 lamp base and dimmable Soraa Brilliant HL LED down light. The bulb has a 620 Lumen output and a color rendering index of 90. The Soraa lamp is the highest quality LED of its kind on the market. The GaN on GaN technology creates a light that produces crisper shadows and makes colors and whites appear truer than traditional halogen bulbs. The innovative Soraa Snap System utilizes a rare earth magnet in the center of the bulb, allowing you to snap on a multitude of filters to change the beam spread, color temperature, and lumen output. There are even filters that can change the shape of the beam to a square or an ellipse. The high quality light output of the Soraa LED combined with the Snap System makes just one bulb adaptable to any lighting application.

The Brake Light is also available with an E26 lamp base, upon request, if your application requires a traditional bulb style, such as an A19 or globe style bulb etc., for a more ambient lighting scenario. NOTE: The GU10 lamp base option includes a Soraa LED bulb. The E26 lamp base option does not include a bulb. The price for either option is the same. If you would like an E26 lamp base please send us a message.


Standard Specs

-Shade dimensions / height: 12" diameter: 9.25"

-Shade panel material / aluminum

-Shade panel color / powder coated matte or glossy black, red, yellow, or white

-Shade panel insert material / natural cork or stained black cork

-Machine screws / button head black oxide stainless steel

-Fabric covered electrical cord / black, red, yellow, or white 10' standard length (custom lengths available upon request)

-Standard disc shaped ceiling canopy in matching color

-Standard GU10 lamp base with Soraa LED

-UL listed



As mentioned earlier, the Brake Lights are available in an almost infinite array of custom options. We also do artist collaborations with the Brake Lights. So if you want something truly unique for your project, this could be the way to go. We know some amazing artists that we can collaborate with (click here for some examples), or we can work with a specific artist if you have someone in mind :)  Please contact us directly if your project requires any sort of customization. For example, we have made Brake Lights in rusted steel, brass, copper, and hot rolled steel. With painted shapes, silk screened artwork, and laser etched or cut patterns. We also are available  to design and fabricate any type of modern lighting fixture you need for any type of project ;)



Shipping times may vary depending on your selection. We do carry some lighting fixtures in stock, but many of them are made to order. And of course any type of customization may add to shipping time as well.

Trade and Wholesale pricing

Trade and wholesale pricing is available. If you are in the trade, or a retailer and would like to make a minimum quantity wholesale order, please send us a message and we will get back to you asap :)

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