Philips Hue Festavia String Lights: A Smart Choice for Christmas

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Imagine your evergreen tree adorned with 250 multicoloured LEDs, arranged along an impressive 65-foot (20-meter) strand. This vibrant display breathes life into your tree, casting a cosy gradient glow upon the branches. This Christmas, let the Philips Hue Festavia lights take centre stage in your festive décor, enchanting friends and family with their radiant warmth.


Seamless Integration and Smart Control

As part of the Philips Hue family, the Festavia lights integrate effortlessly. Control them through the Hue Bridge, the Hue app, or any Zigbee-compatible controller. Although they are not currently compatible with Zigbee2MQTT and ZHA, their design is similar to the Gradient Lightstrip, suggesting that compatibility could be announced soon.

Starting November 15, the Festavia string lights, priced at $159.99, are available exclusively on the Philips Hue website.

A photograph of a Christmas tree wrapped with Philips Hue Festavia string lights

Cost-Effective Alternatives

For those seeking more budget-conscious options, consider the 250-LED set from Twinkly, which offers easy integration with Home Assistant. For the tech-savvy, DIY string lights using WLED or ESPHome on an ESP8266 or ESP32 are also viable alternatives, providing a customisable and engaging project for the holidays.

A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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