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Ph5 Pendant Lamp

by Poul Henningsen, from Louis Poulsen

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ph5 pendant lamp

Design Poul Henningsen, 1958
Spun aluminum, sand-blasted glass, matte coated
Made in Denmark by Louis Poulsen

The pendant was designed to hang low above a table while at the same time giving a moderate light to the surroundings. The design of the visible reflectors ensures that light is directed both vertically and horizontally. Regardless of how the lamp is installed and no matter which incandescent bulb it is furnished with, the PH 5 was and is completely glare-free.

This fixture is called a PH 5 because the diameter of the top shade is 50 cm. The number "5" refers to 5 dm=50 cm. The PH 5 consists of three reflecting shades, a cone and two smaller colored shades (red and blue) designed to improve the light source's color rendering properties. Red and blue was a natural choice because these two colors belong to the spectrum of which the human eye is least sensitive, and at the same time they weaken the yellow/green spectrum where the eye is most sensitive.

In Denmark you will see that approximately one in every two homes has a PH5 pendant.

Poul Henningsen was Born in Copenhagen to the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect but started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, which led to a focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. His field of occupation also included areas of writing and. At the beginning of WWII, like other creatives, he was forced to flee Denmark during the German occupation but soon became a vital part of the Danish colony of artists living in Sweden.

His lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925 and lasted until his death. To this day, Louis Poulsen Lighting still benefits from his genius. Poul Henningsen's pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction-compared to man's need for light remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting.

11" h | 19.5" dia. | 5 lbs. | cable: 12' feet PVC coated | canopy: 5.3" dia. | 0.9" h
requires mounting to a standard electric junction box
22w LED, A-21 medium

$1,224.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 10-14 days)
Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) was born in Copenhagen to the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture. This led him to focus on what he would become the most well-known for, lighting; although he also had a significant literary career. At the beginning of WWII, he was forced to flee Denmark during the German occupation but soon became a vital part of the Danish colony of artists living in Sweden.
Louis Poulsen
Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen was founded in 1874. Some of the company's best designers were Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen. Henningsen created the well known PH-Lamps line and the iconic "Artichoke" Lamps. For over 70 years Louis Poulsen has been working with visionary designers, thus the Danish company has become one of the worlds most innovative manufacturers of lighting solutions. The revolutionary ideas of designers and and architects such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen could become reality only by profound production know how.





ph5 pendant lamp

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Love this light
Simon, more than a month ago.
We decided to buy the ph5 pendant light to replace a light fitting above our dining table that had been in the house for 10 years since we moved in.

I am pleased I did. It has transformed the room.

The light arrived, fully assembled and very well packaged. Everything you needed was included. It was very easy to install.

My only issue was the instructions had a section which seemed to indicated you needed a bulb of a certain length. Still not sure what that was about. A standard LED bulb seems to work fine.

Overall, really pleased with the ph5. Creates a great atmosphere.
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Great light!!
RF, more than a month ago.
My wife and I love this light! Its the classic white model which has red surfaces inside where the bulb is and on some surfaces near the bottom, and a blue painted reflecting disc at the bottom. These added colors reflect light and cast a really nice and subtle tint, while adding some color to the light shade. The light produces strong lighting straight down, and significant reflected light out the sides, added a nice glow to the room. In the daylight, the light is white, understated, with a beautiful design, while at night, with the light on, the shade takes on many shades of grey with some reds and blues reflected. I use a 200 W A23 IF bulb (on a dimmer) which puts out plenty of light. We are very happy with this purchase and feel that it was definitely worth the cost. Hive was professional and informative on several phone calls I made about about the light. It was in stock in the store, so shipping to me was fast. The light packaging was excellent, and the price at Hive was as good as anywhere.
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