Outdoor wall lights from Friis & Moltke Design
ELMAR L3-120 wall light
ELMAR L3-160 wall light

Technical specifications


ELMAR L3 is Dark Sky Approved by DarkSky International.
3000k or lower must be selected to meet the DarkSky International certification criteria.

Direct and rotationally symmetrical light distribution. Downlight

Lamp housing: Aluminum, powder coated
Shade: Polycarbonate satiné.

Lamp housing: H:215/285 x B:120/160 x D:226/294 mm
Weight: 2,1/3,1 kg

Luminous efficacy: 63,1 Lm/W @2700K, 80Ra
Lumen: >947Lm @2700K, 80Ra

LED type: Bridgelux VERO 10 SE series
Operational life: >100.000 hours at Ta 25° C. L80B10
Total consumption: Standard 8W (max 15W)
Colour temperature: 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
Colour rendering: CRI >80 (Std.), CRI>90 (Opt.)
Colour accuracy: 3 steps SDCM

Driver type: Philips Xitanium
Operational life: >50.000 hours
Surge protection: >2 kV
Control: No. Compatible with DALI and Casambi as optional extra

Wall mounted

Access backwards. 2 cables max 3 x 1,5 mm²

IP54, IK06, Insulation safety class I

Black ELMAR L3 wall light
Friis & Moltke villa in Denmark
ELMAR L3 cylinder shaped wall light is seen on a yellow brick wall
Black cylinder shaped wall light on a yellow brick wall
Outdoor wall lights from Friis & Moltke Design


Design: Friis & Moltke Design

ELMAR L3 is a wall light with a distinctive black cylinder that makes a statement on any wall. It’s a sculptural salute from the 1970s. Yet at the same time, it is timeless with its uncompromising simplicity. ELMAR L3 consists of simply a cylinder, an arm and a wall flange. It is nevertheless pleasing to the eye in its own quiet and well-balanced way.

Friis & Moltke designed L3 in the 1960s to complement their raw style of building architecture, which was known as brutalist. The size and character of L3 were intended to provide effective wall lighting on large brick or concrete surfaces. The light was produced in several versions in the years around 1970.

In 2023, Lampas relaunched this legendary light together with Friis & Moltke Design. The light has been updated to LED technology and the design has been adapted. The most significant change is that L3 is now enclosed at the top, so that the wall light can be used outdoors with a low amount of light pollution. And it has been named ELMAR L3 after Elmar Moltke. Read more about the process of redesigning L3 here.

Large, striking wall light for hotels, restaurants or conference venues

The ELMAR L3 cylindrical wall light from Friis & Moltke Design is available in two sizes – 160 mm in diameter and 120 mm in diameter. The large model is 285 mm in height, while the smaller version is 215 mm.

The light is powder-coated in black textured Sablé Noir 900. We can supply other RAL colours on request.

The light is made of aluminium. The lighting technology is shielded from below by an aluminium insert, while the light source has a satiné shade.

ELMAR L3 is Dark Sky Approved by DarkSky International and can be used to create a dark-friendly lighting, where blue light, light spill and light pollution are reduced for the benefit of biodiversity and stargazers.

Are you a private customer?

Are you a private home owner, who would like to buy ELMAR L3 for your own home? Then contact us directly via phone +45 69 16 03 00 or via e-mail and we will find a solution.

L3 wall light from Friis & Moltke Design resurrected

ELMAR L3 is classic yet retro at the same time. It brings to any space a well-proportioned shape with a clear purpose – a cylinder providing downward illumination. Furthermore, it comes with a history of Danish design and Nordic simplicity that make it more than just a large, black cylinder wall light.

ELMAR L3 delivers clean lines and atmospheric lighting for façades, entrances and staircases. It is equally well suited to residential and commercial architecture and can help to enhance the look of houses, hotels and restaurants.

Historically, L3 was used for the Scanticon hotel and conference centre in Aarhus in Denmark, among other projects. This is now regarded as one of Friis & Moltke’s most distinctive buildings. It was employed here as an architectural element along corridors and staircases.

Lampas began producing lights for Friis & Moltke in 1971. The resulting products included the LIBER L5 wall light and its outdoor version LIBER L5U, as well as the LIBER L6 name plate wall light. ELMAR L3 is the latest in a series of original Lampas lights relaunched in collaboration with Friis & Moltke Design.

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At Lampas, we are the lighting specialists and understand everything that needs to be considered when creating attractive yet functional lighting. We´d love to share our experience with you, if you have any questions or have a challenging project ahead of you.

Henrik Dejbjerg Møller

Sales Manager
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