by Poul Henningsen, 1958

PH 5 pendant lamp by manufacturer Louis Poulsen goes back to a lighting design by Danish designer Poul Henningsen from the year 1958. Thus, the PH 5 pendant light is not only a design classic, but at the same time up to date on the state of the art. Because the PH 5 pendant light by Louis Poulsen provides through its well thought-out design and special arrangement of reflectors an absolutely glare-free light. The furnishing experts from the TAGWERC Design STORE recommend the PH 5 pendant luminaire as the perfect zone light.

Manufacturer The lamps & lamps by Louis Poulsen.
Material Metal | Lacquered
Bulb 1x E27 MAX. 75 WATT
Shipping 1-2 Weeks
Inclusive Quality Check

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PH 5 Pendant Light

The designer‘s considerations in the construction of the PH 5 pendant luminaire are still bearing fruit today, as the PH 5 pendant luminaire can easily be operated with almost all standard bulbs (incandescent lamp, halogen energy-saving lamp and LED illuminant). Thanks to the bayonet closure, the light source can be easily replaced, even at an already mounted PH 5 pendant light.

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Lamp shades and diffuser of the PH 5 suspension lamp shield the light source and thus ensure a glare-free light. At the same time, the light reflection creates a pleasant and atmospheric zone light that brightens the immediate surroundings and recommends the PH 5 pendant light by Louis Poulsen for illuminating tables and hallways. A clip-on canopy makes cables and power connections disappear in a simple and elegant way.

Designer Poul Henningsen himself commented on the creation of the PH 5 lamp with the following words: “After 33 years of fundamentally Christian behavior, I have converted to Islam in relation to my broken relationship with the manufacturers of light bulbs. For a long time I believed that consumer consideration and common sense would predominate, but now I’ve become a fatalist. I have accepted fate and, with the approval of Louis Poulsen, designed a PH luminaire that can be used with any kind of light source – light string or 100 watt metal filament lamp. Although a fluorescent tube in the existing form would be too much!”

In the TAGWERC Design STORE you get the pendant lamp PH 5 as well as its smaller sister, the pendant lamp PH 5 Mini and the anniversary lamp PH 50 in all available versions of licensed manufacturer Louis Poulsen. Spare parts for the PH 5 pendant lamp are also available from TAGWERC.

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  • Material
  • Varnishing
  • Colour
  • Connecting rods
  • Canopy
  • Metal lacquered
  • Liquid painting
  • Hues of blue
  • Bronze coloured
  • Plastic


  • Height
  • Diameter
  • Weight
  • Textile cable length
  • Textile cable colour
  • 26.70 cm
  • 50.00 cm
  • 2.10 kg
  • 300 cm
  • White


  • Base socket
  • Max. Power
  • Finish
  • Bulb included
  • E27
  • 1x MAX. 75 WATT
  • Opal / White
  • No

The PH 5 pendant light was designed by
Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen with glasses and cigarette
Poul Henningsen is holding a PH 5 pendant lamp and has a cigarette in his mouth
The Designer Poul Henningsen with a PH 5 Pendant light
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Poul Henningsen in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

Poul Henningsen is one of the most important Danish designers of the 20th century. With his designs and design works in the style of Functionalism and using innovative techniques, the native Dane was far ahead of his time. The designer and journalist was socially involved and focused on lighting.

Pendant light PH 5

Pendant light PH 5 MINI

Pendant light PH 5-4½

Pendant light PH 6½-6

Weight 0,60 kg