Louis Poulsen PH 5 Pendant Light


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  • Hues of Blue
    Hues of Blue
  • Hues of Green
    Hues of Green
  • Hues of Grey
    Hues of Grey
  • Hues of Orange
    Hues of Orange
  • Hues of Red
    Hues of Red
  • Hues of Rose
    Hues of Rose
  • Modern White
    Modern White
  • Classic White
    Classic White
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  • Dimensions: Diameter: 50cm x Height: 28.5cm
  • Suspension type: Cable 3x0,75mm². Canopy: Yes. Cable length: 3m
  • Material: Shades/ Anti-glare disc: Spun aluminium. Struts: Aluminium coloured, purple or bronze coloured, rolled aluminium
  • Finish: Matt
  • Light source (not included) : 1X23/30W TC-TSE / 1X200W E27
  • Delivery: 2 - 4 Weeks


Great reasons to buy the Louis Poulsen PH 5 Pendant Light

  • Designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen in response to the ever-changing shapes and sizes of incandescent bulbs, the PH 5 was a game-changer of its time
  • Due to the arrangement of the shades, the light remains completely glare-free from any angle
  • The PH 5 has regularly been updated as light sources have developed and is now available in several colour hues.

Why you'll love this pendant light

The PH 5 pendant light was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 for Danish lighting brand Louis Poulsen. The light was designed as a response to constant changes to the shape and size of incandescent bulbs by bulb manufacturers. Poul voiced his distress by stating “After 33 years of basically Christian behaviour I have converted to Islam in my relationship to the manufacture of incandescent bulbs. For a generation I have believed that consideration for the consumer and common sense would prevail, but now I have become a fatalist. I have accepted fate, and with Louis Poulsen´s permission I have designed a PH fixture which can be used with any kind of light source, Christmas lights and 100 W metal-filament bulbs. Although a fluorescent tube would be too much to ask in the existing form!”

The PH5 fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. By using a design based on the logarithmic spiral, Poul achieved even distribution of light over the entire curve of the shade for the PH 5. This even light distribution made it possible to control glare and shadow. Each shade reduces the amount of light equally, due to their distance from the light source.

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