Super Hi-Lite

Beattie Hollywood Super Hi-Lite’ [1920 -1950 models]

Designed by Otto K. Olesen

These vintage 1K lights are primarily restored with one of three finishes:

“Heavy Metal”: our classic signature look, sand blasted then buffed with wire brushes, next aged to perfection with metallic rubs.

“Rust Never Sleeps”: yup blasted & buffed again, then sprayed with a traditional Japanese brown patina utilizing a 400 year old formula made by monks. cool chemical patina process sealed with color loc varnish.

“Back n Black”: 1950’s black crinkle finish, a classic mid century machine age finish.


Rewired with standard Edison E26 socket and bulb to be used as a standing lamp. with Baby Rolling Stand (adjustable height from 4′ to 7′ feet). Thick metal housing, cast iron details, brass parts, 4″ inch Fresnel lens. Entirely refurbished, while keeping the original look intact.

Disassembled, Stripped, Restored, & Repurposed. All functions working properly Tilt, Pan, and Spot / Flood

Lights can be purchased at Old Hollywood Light Co.

Otto K. Olesen – Was the first to provide lights for shooting motion pictures inside a studio. Hollywood’s original illumination engineer was inducted into the Scandinavian American Hall of Fame in California, at the Nordic Spirit Symposium.

Otto K. Olesen, who died in 1964, emigrated from Denmark to California in 1911 as a 20-year-old college graduate. Starting with two abandoned military searchlights, he developed his lighting technique and within a few years launched the use of lighting for premieres. He was the first to provide lights for shooting motion pictures inside a studio.

He went on to become the first lighting engineer for the Hollywood Bowl and Los Angeles Coliseum. He provided the lighting for the 1927 grand opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood and the 1937 opening ceremony of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, which utilized 500 searchlights fed by 30 miles of cable.

Actual Reviews – that’s what they said!

“Thank you so much for this Wonderful light! It is exactly what I wanted and I’m thrilled with the outcome. You have kept me well updated with the process and sent pictures throughout. The way you restored this light is exceptional. Such a great piece of Hollywood history. Just another great item for my collection.
Shipping and packing were A+++”

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