The string is long enough to wrap around a small house making it safer at night. I plan to use all year long, from sunset to morning. I measured the energy consumed and concluded that the lights will pay for themselves.
Bought just before Xmas, 6 sets put on outdoor fence and at least 4 of the sets only 1/2 of the lights are still working.
Thought they were a good value , however if they were free they would not be a good value because you still have to take them down.
Would not buy.
We have a ranch, with an area where we host lots of gatherings, and are always on the lookout for affordable, durable, energy efficient lighting to hang in trees, etc. I think we've found it in these! They put out a decent light, while not being too bright/harsh. We've used a lot of twinkle style lights, which we like as well. These seem to cast a bit more light for folks walking around, and wanting to see their way. They seem durable, use little energy, can plug MANY strings together, and bulbs are rated to last 25,000 hours, so should last a LONG time! We ordered 6 sets to start with, and I'm ordering 8 more. I'll let you know if they perform as expected. So far, so good!
Like everyone else has said, the bulbs are a bit fragile, but so is every bulb in this size.
I broke two, one by stepping on one, and by dropping one 6 feet.
found a place online for replacement bulbs
Jason Aug 12,12
5 of 5 stars
Great look but where do you get replacement bulbs?
Significant Other packs holidays items like a disinterested box boy at a market yet ours survived this from last year.I have mixed rice lights, standard miniatures and these on our tree and I like the effect.
I found the clear ones way too brash of a light, and would think that it would be the same outdoors, though I have not tried this.
The frosted globes really are somewhat different and pleasant light. I had no problem with breakage, but I have had three burn out by this years decorating.
Replacement bulbs are a real hunt. It is a 7 watt Candelabra base, the same base as the C7, like the older standard lights one used on a tree.
It is an unusual light, which is what drew me to them, and with this you have to hunt for replacements like this.
I decided to give these a try because they are such a good buy. I followed the advice of others and took all the bulbs out BEFORE hanging them. Then I went back and put the bulbs in and I had zero problems. I went back and bought two more strands and hung them also with no issues. These lights look really good and are an amazing value. If I could add another star for the value I would cause similar products cost like 3x more per strand. I would not hesitate to buy these again. Just take the bulbs out before hanging and you'll have no problems.
I hung up 8 boxes of these lights, 200 bulbs, without breaking one bulb. All you have to do is unscrew the bulbs before removing wiring from packaging, hang up wire string, and screw bulbs on later. Lights looks awesome and 160 feet of globe lights for 120 dollars, can't beat that price. Great purchase!
I've purchased 6 spools of these lights, and not a single have been tangled up as the previous reviewer posted. They have easily unwound from the spool. I had one set of lights where part of the string wouldn't light up, and I easily exchanged it for another set at the store. Overall, these are great lights. I shopped around quite a bit, including at Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, Ace/Best Value hardware stores, and found these commercial grade lights to be priced the best. Great lights, great value, reputable manufacturer, and ready to go off the spool! I would definitely purchase them again.
I thought the lights on the spool would make it easier. However, the lights were not put on properly and in fact were incredibly tangled. We therefore had to untangle it, and one of the lights broke in the process. Once we got the lights up, we were pleased overall. However, I don't think I would buy more of these lights again because of how tangled they were initially.
Love this product... only issue is I had purchased them to add to existing bulbs purchased in store, and didn't realize that what I previously had were the 'warm white' led faceted sphere bulbs - and the new ones I purchased are a 'cool white' bulb. Therefore I have a mix of yellow tinted bulbs, and blue-tinted bulbs. I have went ahead and purchased more of the cool white bulbs to switch out w/ my previous sets, which I have no idea what I'm gonna do w/, as the cool white are much 'cleaner' and brighter looking.