Hueblog: The Hue question: What is hanging above your dining table?

The Hue question: What is hanging above your dining table?

Flourish pendant luminaire is on its way to me

If you start to equip your home with Philips Hue, after the living room, the kitchen and the bedroom, you will probably end up in the dining room relatively quickly. Today, I would like to explore with you the question of the possibilities above the dining table.

At the moment I have a rather simple luminaire with three pendulums, each of which contains a normal Hue White and Color Ambiance. I originally planned to use filament lamps here because I really like the look of the Philips Hue models. Unfortunately, this didn’t suit us very well due to the fixed and rather warm colour temperature of 2,100 Kelvin.


In addition, we have now changed our setup a little. As long as we don’t have visitors, our dining table is no longer placed lengthwise but crosswise to the wall, as this gives us a little more space in the room. At the same time we want to keep the option open to turn our extendable table if more than five people are to sit at it.

For this reason, I have been looking for a round pendant luminaire in recent weeks and unfortunately had to give up the idea of using the Hue Ensis, which I personally like very much.

In principle, there were two possibilities for me: Either a conventional round pendant luminaire in which I could fit the three existing E27 lamps – or something completely new with permanently integrated LEDs. Philips Hue has around a dozen different models in its range.

What kind of lamp do you have hanging above the dining table?

After consultation with my better half, I chose the Philips Hue Flourish pendant luminaire – apart from the Ensis, by the way, this is the only Philips Hue pendant luminaire that can cover the entire colour space thanks to White and Color Ambiance technology.

Currently I am still waiting for the delivery. The installation and the final result I will definitely document for you. But until then, it’s your turn: I’m interested to see what you have over your dining table. I am already curious about your comments!


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.

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  1. I am currently also looking for a pendant lamp to hang above my dining table. Because the dining room is fairly big (it’s an open apartment with entrance, kitchen, dining room, living room and “office” all together), I was looking for something bright that can help light up the room even when not dining.
    I have seen the new Philips Ensis, which looks really cool as the top and bottom lights are independently controllable, making it also a “semi-floodlight”. Only issue is its length: at 130cm, with a fairly small 80x120cm or 80x140cm table I feel like it wouldn’t look well together.
    Do you have any opinions about this?

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