Louis Poulsen’s PH 4/3 pendant continues the three-shade system originally designed by Poul Henningsen in 1925–26. Launched in 1966, the PH 4/3 pendant features layered shades, an anti-glare disc and pure white surface, providing smooth and pleasant light with no glare. The appearance of the PH 4/3 pendant is calm, smooth, and geometrically clean, and the 40 cm wide shade offers ample and soft light for example in the living room, bedroom and above the dining table.

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PH 4/3 pendant




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Powder-coated aluminium, textile cable
40 cm
20 cm
Bulb base
EU: E27 / US: A-19/medium
Light source
EU: 7-8W LED (not included) / US: 15W LED (included)
IP rating
EU: 20 / US: cULus, dry location
Protection class
Energy label
A+ - E
Cable length
EU: 300 cm / US: 12 ft
Cable colour
Cable material

Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) was a famous Danish designer who studied at the Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark, from 1911 to 1914, and then at the Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914 to 1917. He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he became famous for.

He also expanded his field of occupation into areas of writing, becoming a journalist and an author. 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 was also the first editor of the company magazine “NYT”. 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 fondation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting.

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