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Feedback wanted on ph5 Pendant light

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

Does anyone have the ph5 Pendant light ? If so, how do you like it?

Here is the link:

(First click on their "Classic" icon then the third small box on the top of the site)

I am interested in purchasing it for over my dining room table.

Joined: Mar 21 2003

I own a Deck House which is a pre-engineered house using a post and beam frame and 3x6 t&g cedar roof decking. The roof (and exposed decking inside) are at a pitch of 3/12. I say this to establish the context of my PH5 installation. I think this fixture would look great in an Eichler and have two comments: The scale of the fixture is too large to look appropriate in a room with a flat ceiling at 8' high. A higher ceiling or a sloping ceiling would be a better setting for it. Also using the correct lamp (bulb) is important. When I first installed mine I used a 150W A21 lamp which I had on hand. It didn't produce enough light. I next used a 150W halogen bulb which seemed OK but I still rarely had to dim the fixture. When this bulb burned out I installed the recommended 200W A23 and it made all the difference. The higher wattage plus getting the bulb filament in the right position vis-a-vis the light fixture baffles produces the optimum light output with the best glare reduction. It is a very nice fixture for a dining application. Put it on a dimmer for best control of the "mood".

John Elledge

Joined: Mar 28 2003

I've got 3 of them in my office, a red one, a white one and a blue one. I've got them fairly low (about 8 ft from the bottom of the lamp to the floor) and you don't really notice the different colors because the top of them does not get much light. I really like the design, but I prefer Nelson bubble lamps for use in my Eichler. I've got a big saucer bubble in my family room and it does a bettter job of lighting the room than a PH5 would--not directional, and goes better with the American modern furniture I have (Eames and George Nelson). I'm going to do two wall mount bubbles in my bedroom, and go with floor lamps in the other bedrooms that have switched wall outlets. It really comes down to taste, and I'm a bit of a purist.

Dane Henas

Joined: Mar 20 2003

I have a LeKlint in my entry hall. They show some on the website above but there are about 15 different styles that it comes in. I found mine through

really good thing about them is that they are cheap

Joined: Mar 20 2003

Lynn, I have the PH3 over my built-in table -- it is the same basic shape as the PH5 except it is scaled down to about 14.5" diameter and it has no reflector elements above the main concave downward one. PH lamps by Louis Pousen are classics of course, but I also think very well made and well suited to Eichlers. You're welcome to stop over and see it sometime, best,


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