Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 in 1958 in response to the constant changes made to the shape and size of incandescent bulbs by bulb manufacturers, naming it after the size of the pendant’s main shade, which is 50 centimetres in diameter. Henningsen wanted to improve the colour reproduction characteristics of the light source in the PH 5. Therefore, small red and blue shades were inserted to supplement the colour in the parts 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.
Now PH 5 remains 100% glare-free, irrespective of how the light is installed or which light source is used. While the red and blue rings are no longer necessary to achieve superior light quality, PH5 continues to elevate even the most modern interiors in a range of colours today. The PH 5 Mini with a top shade diameter of 30 centimetres, was introduced in the spirit of Henningsen in 2017. Louis Poulsen wishes to cater to contemporary and creative living and therefore has resized the famous pendant for the first time.
Pendant fixture providing 100% glare-free light. Its design is based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system that directs most of the light downward. The fixture emits both downward and lateral light, thus illuminating itself.
Shade and anti-glare disk in painted spun aluminum, copper or brass. Struts in painted rolled aluminum. White canopy and cord. Cord length 12 feet.
Cord type: 3-conductor, 18 AWG cloth-covered power cord. Cord length: 12 feet.
Ø11.8 x H6.4".
Light source LED 1 x 10W A-15 Medium
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