Installing a ceiling light or wall light can sometimes be a real challenge without a helping hand. I certainly wouldn’t like to imagine having to screw a light like the Philips Hue Aurelle to the ceiling on my own. But in the meantime, as we all know, there is an improvement in sight: the Philips Hue Centris is already designed in such a way that it can be mounted without a helper easily.
What I have to praise at this point: As already announced, Philips Hue has also made a significant step forward with the new Appear wall lamp with stainless steel housing. Thanks to a new plug-in connection, the installation is truly much easier. You no longer need a helping hand here.
This is how the installation of a Hue wall light looked like so far
With the previous Philips Hue wall lights, you had to hold the wall light while you screwed the cables to the luster terminal. With only two hands, this was a bit of a challenge and certainly out of date.
How to mount the new Philips Hue Appear
With the new Philips Hue Appear stainless steel, you can fix the wall cables comfortably in the luster clamp after mounting the bracket, before you simply put on the wall lamp thanks to a plug connection and then fix it with two screws. It really couldn’t be simpler.
I hope that Philips Hue will also rely on this mechanism for future wall lights. We are only talking about a few cent items here, but the impact for the user is really enormous.
Otherwise, there are no big surprises with the Hue Appear; after all, the black variant has already been around since last year. The stainless steel variant also offers 1,200 lumens with White and Color Ambiance technology. However, the Appear can only shine in one colour, there are no two separately controllable light sources. In contrast to conventional outdoor lights with two GU10 spots, however, you benefit from significantly more brightness; two Hue spots together only manage 700 lumens.