When I replaced the Philips Hue Aurelle in my kitchen with the new Philips Hue Surimu a few months ago, there was no difference at first glance. No wonder, because housed in the same casing, the Surimu only offers additional colour LEDs. But something else has improved: Installation has become much easier thanks to a new suspension.
With the Hue Aurelle, this was a real cramp, especially with the larger panels. Without a helping hand, you hardly have a chance here, because you have to hold the entire panel and make the power connection at the same time. This is much better solved with the Surimu.
As I learned from a reader’s letter from Tobias, Philips Hue now uses the same hanging mechanism for the Philips Hue Aurelle. This makes the installation much easier.
The easiest way to recognise the “new” version of the Philips Hue Aurelle is the dimmer switch of the second generation, which is included in the delivery as with all other White Ambiance ceiling lights and is also shown on the packaging.