Long-lasting lighting: LED upgrades for popular designs of Louis Poulsen

Louis Poulsen has integrated LED upgrades into PH Snowball, VL45 and Patera, among other pendants in the same size category. These LED upgrades retain the soft and glare-free light that characterizes Louis Poulsen’s lamps.

The PH Snowball, designed by Poul Henningsen, emits glare-free diffused light. Matte painted under surfaces and glossy top surfaces result in an attractive reflection of the diffused light, creating uniform light distribution around the fixture. When the light is switched on, the top portion is illuminated while the bottom part remains dark.

The VL45 Radiohus pendant (formerly known as Radiohus pendant) was originally designed in the 1940s by Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen in partnership with Louis Poulsen for the construction of the Radiohuset building (the Danish broadcasting house) in Copenhagen. The new pendant features the original design, with a brass suspension as well as a shade of three layers of handblown glass. The innermost and outermost layers are made of transparent polished glass, while white glass is used for the intermediate layer. In 2019, the two existing sizes are complemented with a smaller size.

Meanwhile, Øivind Slaatto’s Patera (which was first launched in 2015) was relaunched in a silver version. The design is intended to be a modern take on the classic chandelier, bringing a glowing focal point and soft, dynamic illumination to contemporary spaces. The silver Patera is suited for hotels, restaurants, concert halls, offices and conference spaces that reject generic décor, or residential spaces that embrace dramatic and unexpected style.

Photo credit: Louis Poulsen