No more crawling under the Christmas tree to turn the lights on or off – with the Festavia string lights, you can dim and brighten the lights, change color, turn lights on and off, set timers and schedules and more, all within the Hue app. What’s more, users can choose several color points to create a gradient light effect along the string, bringing the colors to life. As with all Hue products, the Festavia string lights work in harmony with other Philips Hue lights in the space. They can also be synced with music using the Spotify and Samsung SmartThings integration, allowing the lights to flash, dim, and brighten along with your favorite song or playlist.
"As the world leader in smart lighting, we are constantly innovating to expand the ways users can experience lighting in their homes," says Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader Philips Hue at Signify. "We are very proud to present our new smart string lights, an innovation that a lot of users from all over the world have been waiting for. With Philips Hue Festavia string lights, anyone can create a personal lighting experience during the festive season. Homes will light up like never before.”
● Sparkle effect and the Scattered style
Along with the Festavia string lights, new features are available in the Hue app. The new Sparkle effect makes each light on the string twinkle, creating an extra festive look. For a cozier setting users can of course choose the existing Candle or Fireplace effect. Adding to this, with Festavia comes a new style for users to select: Scattered. While the existing Linear style produces a seamless gradient of color from one end of the string to the other, the Scattered style spreads up to five colors randomly along the string for a colorful, festive experience.
Pricing and Availability
Hue Festavia string lights will be available November 15, 2022, in Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland) and USA, exclusively via philips-hue.com. They will cost $159.99 or EUR 159.99.