You can’t daisy-chain multiple Festivia strings together, but you can (of course) group multiple strings in a room using the Hue app.
Alongside the Festivia lights, Phillips Hue announced some new Hue app features that dovetail with the upcoming string lights.
A new Sparkle effect will make each LED on the Festivia string lights twinkle, while the Scattered effect makes five random colors spread along the string.
The Festivia string lights should also work nicely with the existing Candle, Fireplace, and Linear effects in the Hue app.
As with most things Hue, the Festivia lights won’t be cheap, with an expected price tag of $159.99. The lights will be available exclusively through the Philips Hue website, according to a press release.
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