Betalite Light Fittings By Spincraft Ltd

Spincaraft Factory Wellington Circa 1970

“designed for quality and efficiency”

Spincraft moto 1958

The design & quality of these lamps & light fittings compete with international products, even the likes of ‘Alda Lighting’, C.A.T, Arco, & ‘John & Sylvia Reid’ designs for Concorde Lighting UK

However they spawn from a humble NZ manufacturer – Spincraft Ltd.

Established in 1946 as a subsidiary of H E Shacklock & Sons – A well established NZ whiteware manufacture.

Spincraft specialised in steel homeware products including spun aluminum light fittings and lamps which they marketed under the name ‘Betalite’

Spincraft produced a huge amount of high quality light fittings and lamps in their Wellington factory during the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s.

Betalite Brand lamp examples – Photographs: FiF

NZ desks & tables would have been pretty dull if it wasn’t for this great local lamp manufacturer


  • National Library of New Zealand
  • TePapa Museum
  • NZ Companies Register website
  • Pics – FiF for sale, sold, & storage stock items