Philips Infraphil 4 digit 7 segment Clock 000420

Philips Infraphil 4 digit 7 segment Clock 000420

When we conceived the idea for Retro Electro Designs, we had a desire to produce the very best we could find in terms of unique LED lighting ideas, we have now started producing a range of clocks using upcycled vintage parts.

Upcycled clocks like you have never seen before!

Retro Electro Designs are the only UK producer of amazing, mesmerising LED pattern display LEDij

lights. Made from upcycled, repurposed 20th Century household items and industrial equipment.

Our customers have been asking us for a while to produce clocks as well as lights, and this is one of our first creations.

This clock we have called "The Philips Time Machine" - It uses a unique LED display panel which we designed specifically for this clock. It features 24 full colour LEDs, arranged around the clock face to show the time and to also display many wonderful colourful display patterns. Each LED is capable of displaying over 16 Million different Colours, and we harness the power of these fantastic LED’s to create some amazing colourful displays on this clock.

In the centre of the clock is a traditional red, 4 digit 7 Segment display with a central colon, to properly show the time. It shows the time, HH:MM, and can also show the date, DD:MM, and the year YYYY.

We have based our clock on a vintage piece of the 1960’s, a wonderful Philips Infraphil Infra-red lamp.  These are solid metail, made of aluminium with a wonderful chrome plated front grill.  These were introduced in 1959 to the UK and were popular sellers throughout the whole of the 1960s, before being superseded in early 1970.

  • Clock uses the latest electronics to keep accurate time, and it is also wi-fi enabled. You can easily connect the clock to your wi-fi network and then it will pick up the most accurate time from the Internet.


It will auto adjust between BST/GMT (you can adjust the Time difference, in the settings menu).

  • well as displaying the time, this clock can also be set to show a variety of different display animations, it will also 'reveal' the current time in a number of ways. You can choose what is displayed and for how long, and you can setup a list of different displays, which will be shown in turn.

You can choose whether to show the time on the central display and or show the time or colourful patterns on the circular 24 LED’s – You can have one, or the other or both being displayed at the same time.

Limited Numbered Edition

Each item produced by Retro Electro Designs is assigned a unique number, and this one is number 000420. The number is permanently attached to the item.


Item dimensions

Approximate max dimensions of item on its stand: 165mm X110mm X 100mm


Power adaptor

A brand new UK mains power adaptor is included with this item, because it uses low voltage (9-10v), it does not need to be PAT tested.

  • A new type of Clock

    When we conceived the idea for Retro Electro Designs, we had a desire to produce the very best we could find in terms of unique upcycled items - lamps and clocks. We started with Lighting displays and lamps and have expande into clocks and other time telling devices.  Our displays have been described as ‘mesmerising’, ‘amazing’, ‘wonderful’, ‘relaxing’, ‘exciting’, ‘moody’.   Our Clocks have beeen descriped as "Funky", "amazing", "truly unique" and "Out of this world".

  • Upcycled Time-pieces you have never seen before!

    Retro Electro Designs are a UK producer of these amazing, mesmerising Clocs and timepieces that do a little bit more than tell the time!. Made from upcycled, repurposed 20th Century household items and industrial equipment, tapping into our rich heritage of supeerbly manufactured items from days gone by when products were very well made.

  • Unique, Collectible, Valuable, Investment

    One-off unique items. Individually Numbered. Trackable. Traceable. Collectible. Every item has a retro electro production number label permanently affixed to it. Some of our clients have requested certain numbers. You can too. We can provide a list of available numbers, and you can commission a piece with a specific number, if this interests you.

    Value investing. Most things you buy go down in value. We can’t 100% guarantee it, but our products are robust, long lasting, in-demand. Prices have increased in the short number of years we have been producing. You will be happy.

    Excellent value for money, will last a lifetime, quality components used throughout.

    Superior build quality. Upcycling benefits from excellent quality mid-20th Century base items. Often our items are solid, metal, well built,back in a decade when things were made to last.

  • Free Updates - FOREVER

    Get new display patterns and new colour palettes FREE, FOREVER!!

    We are constantly developing our products and we will provide updates from time to time, including new features, new display patterns and new colour palettes. These will always be provided free to existing customers. You can help us by suggesting new patterns, new colours, new ideas. We love to collaborate and get feedback from you. Lifetime support. Lifetime free software upgrades. You have trouble free ownership.

    Easy to install upgrades – Your Retro Electro Designs Clock has an in-built software upgrade facility. Simply follow the easy instructions and upgrade to the latest version, unlocking yet more new features, new display patterns, new colour palettes.

  • Easy to Use, no “app” to install

    Easy to use. You just plug in and go. We pre-configure all clocks before we send them out to you, so when you receive it, just plug it in and sit back and watch a wonderful l show! After that. It’s easy for you to change settings. You just use your smart phone. No silly app to install. The clock itself does all the clever stuff, so you can relax and enjoy. Simple Wifi- we’ve made the wi-fi password fixed, so you can never forget it (and if you do – we know it and will help you out – FREE!).