Pendant light (budget)

Louis Poulsen

PH 5 (1958), Poul Henningsen

Designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen, the PH5 pendant by Louis Poulsen is a classic in the history of modern lighting design. Henningsen named it the PH5 because the diameter of the top shade is 5 dm (50cm or 19.7″).

The PH5 lamp provides a glare free illumination. The visible reflectors ensure that light is directed both vertically and horizontally. The inside cone is painted red and creates a warm tone of light. The PH5 was designed to hang low above a table while at the same time giving a moderate light to the surroundings.

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