Philips Hue Festavia String Lights
A set of indoor string lights released as part of the Hue line by Philips in preparation for the 2022 holiday season. Suitable for Christmas trees.
New Addition to the Hue Line
On November 10th, it was announced that Philips would be releasing a new Hue product called the Festavia String Lights in the coming week.
On November 15th, the Festavia String Lights went live for purchase on the Philips Hue webstore at 8:00 AM PST.
Given the popularity of the product amongst Hue users, as well as the advanced notice of release time/day, the Festavia String Lights sold out fully within under 2 hours of release.
Philips Says No Restocks
In the weeks following release, Philips announced multiple times via Twitter that there would be no restocks of the Festavia lights for the rest of the 2022 holiday season.
Festavia String Lights on eBay
After it became clear that there would be no restocks, frantic Hue fans took to eBay to purchase the lights on the aftermarket in time for Christmas, paying as much as $450 per set.
Item was purchased, then resold immediately.
Somewhat challenging to resell.
Product released online.