Hueblog: Step by step: How to assemble the new Philips Hue Centris

Step by step: How to assemble the new Philips Hue Centris

No helping hand needed

About two weeks ago I already presented one of the four Centris models to you in a small video. Now I had the opportunity to assemble the smallest version myself. The ceiling light from the White and Color Ambiance series offers two GU10 spots with 350 lumens each and an additional LED module with 840 lumens and costs almost 280 Euros. Each light source can be individually controlled and colour adjusted via the Hue-App.

Today I would like to show you how easy it is to install the Centris. Apart from the size, it is identical for all four models, because they have the same suspension. And you really do have to give Signify credit: You can mount the ceiling spotlight without any helper.


The assembly of the Philips Hue Centris in detail

It starts with two holes, plugs and screws to mount a small metal strip on the ceiling. This is probably the biggest challenge: you have to work precisely so that the lamp hangs straight later.

Pretty relaxed: The wiring can already be done in the second step. A luster terminal is screwed onto the metal strip to which the three cables can be attached. From there you continue working with a quick release fastener.

Now the Centris can be attached to the bracket with a small carabiner. So the next step is also a piece of cake.

Then the plug connection is closed and the lamp is supplied with power.

And that’s it: The Centris can be hooked into the metal holder and is fastened there with two small screws. Two plastic caps, which are not to be seen on this picture, serve as optical finish.

Visual impressions of the fully assembled Philips Hue Centris

Finally, some impressions of the Hue Centris. Different colours can be chosen and with white light a medium sized kitchen can be illuminated sufficiently in any case.


In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

Comments 5 replies

    1. There is, but you should be able to turn them around the other direction then. I’ not completely sure but I think there is also a tiny screw. You could try to loose the screw a bit, maybe it’s easier then to rotate the spot.

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