The fixture emits soft comfortable light.
The glass is designed to provide a uniformly lit surface. The three-layer hand-blown opal glass shade has a transparent edge, providing a decorative halo of light around the fixture.
Mounting: Terminal block: Ø 220/Ø 350: 3x2,5mm², Looping: Approved, Ø 220/Ø 350mm: Max. 3x1,5mm². Ballast positioning: In ceiling/wall box.
Class: Ingress protection. LED ceiling/wall: IP20. Ø220: IP20. E27 Ø350/450 Ceiling: IP20. E27 Ø350/450 Wall: IP44. Electric shock protection I w. ground. Energy Class, (LED): A++ - A.(Ø220): C - D. (Ø350): A+ - E.
Diffuser: Mouth-blown white opal glass
Info notes: Emergency lighting possible with three hour battery pack. Please contact Louis Poulsen for further information. Only Wall mounted E27 versions for outdoor use. Ceiling mounted variants are delivered without side cable holes. Wall mounted variants is delivered with side cable holes. Leading edge dimmer on Ø220 LED variants is 100W Triac dimmer. For LED fixtures without glass, please contact the sales office. For LED replacement kit please do contact Louis Poulsen. The innovation of the LED technology is constant. The specifications mentioned are based on present technology.
Master of minimalism in a new light
Arne Jacobsen continues to be viewed as one of the fathers of modern minimalist architecture and design. Louis Poulsen has designed new LED versions for two of his design icons.
Two of his most popular light products, Munkegaard and AJ Eklipta, have been updated with LED light sources, which has resulted in optimum lighting performance.
From the outset, both fixtures were designed down to the tiniest lighting detail. The two product families reflect Arne Jacobsen's very distinct attitude to light distribution and illumination of the fixture itself.
Both fixtures have a large opal glass shade, and the challenge was to create an uniform light surface with a comfortable luminance level to look at. In the case of AJ Eklipta, it was also important that the form contributes to the light experience. The curved shape and clear glass edge are well known and highly valued design details for AJ Eklipta. For Munkegaard, the challenge was to create a calm and comfortable ceiling light with a luminance subduing effect in the overlaps.
While the LED version of AJ Eklipta uses the original mouth-blown opal glass diffuser, a new two-layer diffuser has been produced for Munkegaard – with a clear toughtened glass topped by an opal acrylic disc. This approach has meant the Munkegaard fixture has achieved an efficiency up to 83 lm/W.
Both AJ Eklipta and Munkegaard are available in various sizes. As a result, special individual LED boards had to be built, in order to achieve a high level of light quality.
Arne Jacobsen was born and raised in Copenhagen. In 1927, he graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After graduating, he obtained his first job at the office of the City Architect of Copenhagen launching his own office only two years later.
Arne Jacobsen is a world famous Danish modernistic architect. His buildings are numerous in Denmark, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Among his more famous projects are the National Bank in Copenhagen (1971), SAS Royal Hotel & Terminal, Copenhagen (1960), and St. Catherine’s College in Oxford, UK (1963). It is said that his fear of flying inhibited him from making a full impact on the American Architectural environment.
As an architect, Arne Jacobsen had very strong decision making skills, making it possible for him to influence not only the design of the building itself, but the majority of the details. Over the years, he ventured into various fields related to his work, such as light fixtures, furniture, cutlery, door handles, sanitary fixtures, fabrics, and wallpaper patterns. "The Egg" and "The Swan" are two famous chairs designed by Jacobsen.
During Arne Jacobsen’s lifetime, he received several prestigious awards both at home and abroad. He became a professor at the Royal Danish Academy for 11 years and through that he influenced an entire generation of Danish Architects. Each eventually developed their own architectural language, built upon the same rationalistic and minimalist approach toward architecture.