The Philips Hue Aurelle has been with us for several years now. The panel light has always been available in four different shapes, and now you also have the choice between two different colours. After the Hue Aurelle was previously only available with a white frame, there is now also a black version to choose from.
All eight models are equipped with White Ambiance technology, a Hue dimmer switch is included in the scope of delivery. Before we get into the details of the round variant, which I installed in my home last week, here is an overview of the different variants.
- Hue Aurelle round 39,5 cm for 179,99 Euro (Black/White)
- Hue Aurelle 30×30 cm for 169,99 Euro (Black/White)
- Hue Aurelle 60×60 cm for 239,99 Euro (Black/White)
- Hue Aurelle 120×30 cm for 239,99 Euro (Black/White)
The technical data of the round model
The round panel lamp I mounted has a diameter of 39.5 centimetres and is 4.7 centimetres flat. The manufacturer specifies a maximum brightness of 2,450 lumens at a cool white 4,000 Kelvin. This corresponds approximately to the brightness of three conventional E27 bulbs from Philips Hue. Overall, the Hue Aurelle covers a white spectrum of 2,200 to 6,500 Kelvin.
Meanwhile, the installation of the Hue Aurelle is a piece of cake
In my opinion, you can now assemble the Hue Aurelle very well on your own. However, a helping hand can't hurt and since I was working with my father anyway, we quickly completed the installation together. He was a little reluctant at first – not without reason. A few years ago, I installed the first generation of the Hue Aurelle in the kitchen with him and it was a real cramp.
In the meantime, however, the installation is much easier. For the round Aurelle, Philips Hue now uses a spring mechanism to fix the ceiling light to the bracket. You can see this in the following two pictures.
And also the wiring is no longer a big issue. With the help of two carabiner hooks, the Hue Aurelle can be hooked onto the previously mounted bracket so that you don't have to hold it at the same time. This is exactly what was different with the first generation and really not pleasant.
The result on the ceiling is quite unspectacular from my point of view, especially since I installed the round Hue Aurelle in the last remaining room without a ceiling light: Our utility room. Previously, there was a Hue White dangling from the ceiling in a construction socket. By the way, the light is controlled by a motion sensor, which has proven to be very practical.
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