Signify-owned Philips Hue tends to make an impressively extensive range of lighting products and solutions, but it is only just now dipping its toes into holiday getaway-themed string lights.
Slated to ship up coming week, the Hue Festivia strings lights boast 250 “mini” clever LEDs strung together a 20-meter (65.6-foot) twine.
At initially glance, the Festivia looks just like a yard-selection string of Xmas lights, and they are poised to compete with comparable good string lights from Twinkly.
Of system, you could normally handle your holiday tree with the Hue app by plugging your Xmas lights into the Hue Intelligent Plug.
But the Festivia lights offer you a considerably further level of integration, which includes the potential to alter the brightness of the LEDs, change their colors, and help gradient light consequences.
The indoor-only lights can also sync with your tunes, both through the Spotify functionality in the Hue application or the new Hue new music-syncing capability in the SmartThings app on Samsung Galaxy phones.
You just can’t daisy-chain various Festivia strings alongside one another, but you can (of training course) team a number of strings in a space employing the Hue application.
Along with the Festivia lights, Phillips Hue declared some new Hue application options that dovetail with the approaching string lights.
A new Sparkle impact will make every single LED on the Festivia string lights twinkle, whilst the Scattered outcome tends to make 5 random shades spread alongside the string.
The Festivia string lights really should also operate properly with the existing Candle, Hearth, and Linear consequences in the Hue application.
As with most points Hue, the Festivia lights will not be low cost, with an anticipated selling price tag of $159.99. The lights will be available solely as a result of the Philips Hue web site, in accordance to a push launch.