Philips Hue Festavia string lights arrive just in time 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.

Effortless integration and control

Fitting seamlessly into the Philips Hue family, Festavia lights can be easily controlled via a Hue Bridge, the Hue app, or any Zigbee-compatible controller. While they're not yet supported by Zigbee2MQTT and ZHA, their striking similarity to the Gradient Lightstrip suggests that compatibility is just around the corner.

Starting November 15, the $159.99 Philips Hue Festavia string lights can be found exclusively on Philips Hue's website.

A Christmas tree decorated with Hue Festavia lights.
Christmas tree lights by Philips Hue (source: Philips Hue)

Budget-friendly alternatives

For those seeking a more wallet-friendly option, alternatives like Twinkly's 250-LED set are readily available and can be easily integrated into Home Assistant setups. For the more technologically intrepid, consider creating your own string lights using WLED or ESPHome on an ESP8266 or ESP32.

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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