The new Philips Hue Centris, which is available in a total of four different configurations from €279.99 to €449.99, has already been properly discussed. One thing is clear: Optically, the mixture of spots and fixed LED module is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. Whether you like one of the four models or not, I can’t judge at this point.
But what I can judge very well are some other details. For example, it is praiseworthy to note that Signify now does without plastic in the packaging of its Philips Hue products – only the small Allen key was still packed in a bag.
Hue Centris allows easy mounting on the ceiling
I also immediately noticed that the Philips Hue Centris should be much easier to install than previous Hue ceiling lights. Here I reluctantly think back to my Aurelle panel, where mounting it on the ceiling was a cramp, even with two people.
With the Philips Hue Centris, you can completely separate the bracket from the lamp, screw it on, and wire it in a relaxed manner before you hook the Centris in with a carabiner and then connect it to the power with a plug. I wouldn’t have thought that something like this could ever become reality. Please do not do anything else from now on!
Before I finally attach the Cross model with its three LEDs, each with 350 lumens and the permanently integrated LED module with 1,800 lumens, I will give you some more impressions of the ceiling light in the following video in german language. Thanks also to Proshop.de, who were able to provide me with the Centris at a relatively low price.