In 2015, with the vision of designing a post top that combines the best of LED technology with our principles of light philosophy for a friendly glare-free light, we initiated a collaboration with Henning Larsen. Carsten Fischer was given the task of designing the new park fixture. It is a partnership that he sees as a great match, “Louis Poulsen’s values in relation to light and function dovetail with our approach to design in the studio. The light had to be more than a fixture that lights up a path or square. It had to also illuminate itself, and serve as a pleasant and familiar element that adds something to the urban setting – when turned both on and off.
The light incorporates our wellknown principles for pleasant atmospheric light into a modern LED post top and sets new standards for lighting in parks, pathways, and squares.
LP Capsule is designed around an LED light source. One of the distinctive features of the post top is that it illuminates the area under the fixture and the fixture itself with direct light. This softens the luminance and the transition between the light and its dark surroundings, creating a pleasant appearance and atmosphere in the surrounding urban space.
The thoughts behind
The basic idea was to create a cylindrical capsule with the light source inside one cylinder, which is in turn inside a larger opal cylinder. This is, of course, the source of the direct downward light, but by creating distance between the inner and outer cylinders, the fixture shines surplus light into the gap. It is reflected there, illuminating the outer cylinder, which glows like a halo around the light source in the middle. This reduces glare and provides a smoother transition to the surrounding environment.
After more than two years’ of development work, LP Capsule is ready to be launched in September 2017.
Design to Shape Light
Louis Poulsen has always sought, not only to design lamps, but also to shape light and create an atmosphere that makes people feel good, both in and outdoors. The shape of light creates space, and our products live harmoniously within the space they define - indirect, soft, and inviting.