This is an emergency head that has had its 6V hardwired PAR lamp removed, leaving an empty aluminum "bullet" housing with an adjustable knuckle mount attached to a standard chrome finish steel faceplate with a hole drilled in the center.
The plan is to install candelabra sockets in the seven of these that I have (one is featured in all these pics) and use C7 (or similarly sized tubular lamps) in these. I ran a cord up inside this and stuck a plug-in nightlight inside this with a 7W 130V C7 nightlight lamp and a 25W T6 120V lamp and liked what I saw. The 7W was very dim but the 25W was nice. I'm thinking these would be great wall-mounted in a home movie theater (which I don't have, but if I did, that's the ideal application for them IMO). I'd imagine that if I install the socket so that the lamp is higher up in the "bullet", the light pool will be more concentrated.
In the test I did, the lamp was resting right on the makeshift lens I made for this out of a polycarbonate sheet. I sanded one side for a frosted look. So the lamp was right at the bottom, likely causing a wider light throw. Anyway, the lens is held in the way way the PAR lamps were: there's a stainless steel heavy gauge wire in the shape of a C. When it's inserted inside the bullet, after the lens is laid into place, it gets compressed from a C to an O and holds the lens in place. Works great but is a pain to get off to open the fixture...
Then comes paint... I like the chrome finish but these guys are pretty scratched up and the finish is actually painted, not a true chrome like the faceplates. The insides are just a dull aluminum. I have no idea what paint scheme I want to use. The inside will definitely be painted white, except for the little trim below the lens, which will be left unpainted. It will only get scratched up from lamp changes (the C clip will scratch it up) and if I were to paint it I'd go with black for the reveal. Since I'd intend this for a home theater, I'd say black would be a good color (to match the I-assume-to-be-black walls), perhaps with a silver reveal stripe along the bottom.
The chrome/silver looks good in a commercial/industrial application but it's not my personal taste for home lighting, unless it's a 50s or 60s retro house lol.
What do you guys think?! :-D