List Price: $1,170.00
Our Price: $712.00
PH 5 was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen. This classic pendant light provides a glare free illumination. The design of the visible reflectors ensures that light is directed both vertically and horizontally. Light is diffused through a sandblasted glass shield located in the lower shade.
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 approximately one in every two homes has a PH5 pendant.
Designed to hang low above a table - Glare free light - 3 shades and a cone mounted on 3 legs.
PH 5 is wet-painted in a matt surface.
In PH 5 the legs are purple and 2 smaller coloured shades enhance the part of the spectrum of light least sensitive to the eye - Red-painted inside of the cone creates a warm tone of light.
The luminaire is fitted with a white, textile covered cable and white ceiling rose.
1x200W A80 Frosted E27
1x23W TC-TSE (compact fluorescent)
Lamps not included.
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.