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Retro "Pull Down" Ceiling Lamp

by shannanisims Posted 20th Feb 2006 at 4:15 AM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 2:45 PM by -Maylin-
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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Modeled after the 1950's "Pull Down" ceiling lights.
Too bad I can't make it animated to go up and down...
that would have been cool! Darn game limitations!

This is cloned from the Fluorescent Ceiling Lamp from the
original Sims game. Should work with or without EPs.
Black is the MESH, others are recolors. All in one Zip...
because I'm lazy today. Also includes a Brass recolor
that I forgot to take a pic of... it'll be a surprise!

Polys - 1046
Vertices - 742
Maxis Flags:
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Size: 112.4 KB · Downloads: 15,840 · 20th Feb 2006
112.4 KB 15,840 20th Feb 2006
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 7:30 AM
OH wow~this is one groovy light!! Thanks for the black one especially!!

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 7:44 AM
Terrific, I love seeing what retro stuff you come up with, its great, thank you again!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 8:03 AM
I used to have a black one like this. Lol
#5 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 12:13 PM
They look great

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#6 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 1:59 PM
very cool, so much neater than the maxis ceiling lamps. Thank you! :D

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#7 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 3:04 PM
Thank you! I am always looking for better lighting for my Sims. I think the custom ones are way better than Maxis lights!

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#8 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 3:51 PM
Looks just like the real thing, without the hassle of wearing out - just took one down where I live because we kept bumping our heads into it

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Lab Assistant
20th Feb 2006 at 9:08 PM
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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 9:09 PM
Love it! :clap: Thanks!

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Field Researcher
#10 Old 21st Feb 2006 at 12:04 AM
This is EXACTLY like what hung over the dining room table in my folks house when I was a little girl. LOL, too cool. thanks for sharing,
Test Subject
#11 Old 21st Feb 2006 at 11:28 PM
Your meshes are always A+++++
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 24th Feb 2006 at 1:25 PM
These are great! Thank you!!!!
Test Subject
#13 Old 16th Mar 2006 at 1:12 AM
I have the same lamp in my bedroom! I never knew you could pull them down. Too bad it dosen't work.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 17th Mar 2006 at 5:27 AM
This is so cool. My sister just bought a house that had one of these in the dining room and I loved it. I begged her not to take it out but alas, she did! ACK!

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#15 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 2:38 PM
Thank you, I was getting really sick of my current overhead lighting. These look great!

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Test Subject
#16 Old 24th Apr 2006 at 6:05 PM
I about fell off my chair when I saw this lamp. We had one exactly like this in copper over our diningroom table when I was a kid in the 50s. THANKS! I remember pulling the lamp down when we did our homework on the diningroom table. Good memories
Field Researcher
#17 Old 29th Jun 2006 at 2:03 PM
I like it so much, thank

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Test Subject
#18 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 8:44 PM
This was in the kitchen of my old house in harvest gold- everything was that color in not just the kitchen but living room and dining room too.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 5th Sep 2006 at 4:49 AM
Wicked new lights - thanks!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 15th Aug 2007 at 2:53 AM
Well, I've been downloading a lot lately...haven't been the best at keeping up with my thanks. And all those who make all these amazing free items for everyone to download certainly deserve tons of thanks. So I'm making my rounds tonight! I LOVE this lamp. I download anything retro for my Sims. It looks amazing in the game, works great too! Thank you!