Hueblog: Hue Festavia: Smart string lights soon shorter and longer

Hue Festavia: Smart string lights soon shorter and longer

8, 20 and 40 metres

Next week Philips Hue will introduce new products. The opportunity will also be taken to announce the return of the popular Festavia string lights, which will be available in stores as early as mid-September. But not only that: we also already know that, in addition to the familiar 20-metre-long string of lights, there will also be a model twice as long with 500 LEDs.

Documents at the regulatory authority FCC already suggested some time ago that there will also be a third variant of the Hue Festavia. I had already made up my mind: It is likely to be a somewhat shorter string lights.

Hue Festavia soon also with only 100 LEDs

In the meantime, I have been able to pick up new information and can confirm that there will be a third Festavia with a length of 8 metres and 100 LEDs in addition to 20 metres with 250 LEDs and 40 metres with 500 LEDs.

This shorter version will probably not be available in stores, but will be sold exclusively via the Philips Hue online shop. This probably also means that, at least for the shortest Festavia, there is nothing to change about the price. And that actually gives me a bit of a headache, because the price of the normal Festavia is going up from 160 to 220 euros compared to last year. The long version with 500 LEDs is even said to cost 360 euros.

Presumably, Philips Hue will also justify the price increase by saying that the Festavia is now officially outdoor-compatible and has a new power supply unit.

Philips Hue Festavia String Lights

from $219.99 / €119.99 / £109.99

With 250 smart mini LEDs along a 65.6-foot cord, Festavia string lights are the perfect indoor and outdoor decoration. Create a gradient of color along the entire string, or use one shade of white or color to create a more traditional look.
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.

Comments 3 replies

  1. Wait, what lighting effect is used in the 2nd picture where each bulb in the strand is a unique color? That does not look like Prism, Opal, or any of the others. Does anyone know how to replicate that effect?

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