Key facts

Product:
PH 5 Pendant
Family:
PH 5
Manufacturer:
Louis Poulsen >
Designer:
Poul Henningsen >
Architonic ID:
1212757
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
2013
Manufacturer groups :
Interior lighting-Suspended lights >
Groups:
Interior lighting-Suspended lights >

Product description

Concept:
The fixture provides 100% glare-free light. Its design is based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs majority of the light downwards. The fixture emits both downward and lateral light, thus illuminating itself. In the PH 5 Classic, a warmer tone of light is created by the inside red cone and a small blue reflector.

Finish:
Classic (white) or Modern White, Matt powder coated. Hues of Blue, Hues of Green, Hues of Grey, Hues of Orange, Hues of Red, Hues of Rose, Matt wet painted.

Material:
Shades: Spun aluminium. Anti-glare disc: blue, rose, green or red, spun aluminium Struts: Purple (for Classic) or bronze coloured, rolled aluminium.

Mounting:
Suspension type: Cable 3x0,75mm². Canopy: Yes. Cable length: 3m.

Weight:
Max: 2.2 kg

Class:
Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection II w/o ground.

Info notes:
Blue anti-glare disc for Classic and Hues of Orange. Green anti-glare disc for Hues of Red and Hues of Rose. Red anti-glare disc for Hues of Green and Hues of Blue. Rose anti-glare disc for Hues of Grey and Modern White.

Specification notes:
The innovation of light sources is ongoing. Consequently we only inform about the max. wattages. On www.louispoulsen.com we update a list of recommendable light sources.

Product variants

Product family

Concept

Spherical light distribution
Top trumpet shaped shade provides vertical illumination of room
Three lower primarily directs light down
Internal reflector and bottom glass shield protect against glare 
Geometry ensures uniform light around the fixture
Matte painted undersurfaces of shades creating uniform light distribution around the fixture

The PH 5 Mini, with a diameter of 30 cm, is a scaled down version of the iconic PH 5 (50 cm in diameter). Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 in 1958 in response to constant changes to the shape and size of incandescent bulbs by bulb manufacturers. The PH 5 was introduced as a classic new product, and no one knew at the time that it would eventually become synonymous with the PH light. Irrespective of how the light is installed or the light source used, the PH 5 is and remains completely glare-free. The pendant was christened PH 5 due to the 50 cm diameter of the main shade. Poul Henningsen wanted to improve the colour reproduction characteristics of the light source in the PH 5. Small red and blue shades were therefore inserted to supplement the colour in the part of the spectrum where the eye is least sensitive – the red and blue areas – thereby subduing the light in the middle yellow-green region where the eye is most sensitive. The PH 5 design has been regularly updated as light sources have developed. Like the PH 5, the PH 5 Mini is available in the classic white version, a modern white model and in six colour versions, where the colour is darkest at the top and gradually lightens moving down from shade to shade. The struts are purple on the ‘classic’ model and bronze-coloured on the other seven versions. The reflector ring colour contrasts with the other hues. To celebrate the 60th anniversary in 2018 of this beloved pendant, Louis Poulsen released the PH 5 and PH 5 Mini in an edition that pairs copper shades and white tiers – and in 2019 with brass shades. The new metallic-and-white combination highlights Henningsen’s shade system design and adds new dynamism to one of his most recognised forms, with the mirror-like metal tiers reflecting their surroundings. The metal shades a untreated and will patinate over time.