I will soon mount the Philips Hue Ensis above my dining table. Altough availability is currently rather poor, there are always short-term offers on the internet.
Hueblog reader Roger received one of the rarely spread samples and kindly provided us with impressions in words and pictures. We would like to pass these on to you.
In general, Roger is satisfied with the end result but discovered a few problems with the installation and a production error.
“The electrical cables are interlocked with the suspension cables, you would either have to disconnect the electrical cables internally so that the lamp hangs straight. Alternatively, a very laborious and precise action would be needed to try to pull the 1.23 m long lamp through the electrical cables so that they are somewhat untangled. No sooner said than done, but an unbelievable acrobatic act. If you are not careful enough, the electrical system will tear. Mounting is only possible with two or three persons.”
During installation, a plastic clamp got broken, which is used to adjust the suspension cables. Fortunately, the clamp could be fixed with a bigger screw. In addition, side parts were cut out a little bit unclean: there is still some plastic on the edges but you can remove it carefully.
“It is noticeable that the entire lamp is made of hard plastic. For the price I would have wished for higher material quality. All in all, it looks brilliant if it is finally mounted and switched on. Still, material quality and its final quality control must definitely increase.”