We are enjoying our Luminarias. We bought 2 sets and they look beautiful in the back and front of our home. They were easy to put together; we had them up within minutes of receiving them in the mail. We will look forward every year to putting them out on display.
We have four 10-light/bag chains of electric luminaria of an older design that we bring out for X-mass. Their assembly is such a hassel that we leave the "chain with bags" assembled, storing them carefully, sequentially arranged, in letter-size cardboard file storage drawers. Fortunately, we have plenty of storage room between the Festive Seasons. That's necessary because, on our bluff location, we need to weight down these luminaria with pegging feet with standard bricks to stop the wind taking them away. Additionally, we have inverted two concentric glass jars over each bottom-placed light bulb.We thopught we were unfortunate because we could not find more of this design of electric luminaria earlier this Season (They are now again available on-line). Hence we settled for the then undescribed comparably priced version from Target. To our surprise, that design turns our to be superior in every way. It has water-filled weighting bases inside each "bag" that facilitate holding candles - live or diode even without the electric chain. Though these luminaria are much more compact in storage and readily assembled and disassembled, we will store them assembled in legal-sized cardboard file storage drawers.Despite their occasional 12-light description on-line, we found that there are 10 lights in the recived chains - with 3-foot spacings to the chain.