Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Quality lights but they 'do' look like LED bulbs
I bought these lights due to the reviews here which claim they look just like incandescents instead of typical led lights. I tried them tonight outside and they look just like all the other led lights around the neighborhood. They're brighter than traditional lights (to the point you almost can't look directly at the bulbs up close) and have a cartoonish coloring to them. In addition to that the blue and purple bulbs are really hard for the eyes to focus on. I actually read somewhere once the suggestion that 'you're not supposed to look directly at the led lights if they bother you'.. huh? can you imagine driving around looking at Christmas lights and not look directly at them? but it's what i have to do the more these things pop up around town (until they perfect the technology).. So i'm a bit frustrated as I trusted the other reviewers here and hoped I had found a replacement for traditional lights on my palm tree. But these lights will take away from the rest of my display as they're hard to focus on and contrast the soft warm glow of the rest of my lights. So back they go to be replaced with the GE Pro-Line Commercial grade incandescent set. These led lights are good for what they are and are of good quality construction but they 'do' look like led lights.. not the 'warm traditional glow of incandescents' the box claims.. but if true led lights are your thing these are your lights.. the quality is there for sure.. but they hurt my eyes and the coloring isn't what I was looking for, which is the soft, non-electrical looking glow.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlanKent Beautiful lights!
After years of having to buy new Christmas lights about every other year, I decided to spend a little more this year and buy LED lights. The problem was finding ones that truly looked like the non-LED mini lights in both style and color. When I found these I knew they were the ones I had been looking for and I bought 20 sets. So far I have only put them on the tree (I intent to put them in the windows and outside) and the color is amazing! Very bright and clean and reminds me of the non-LED lights from the 1970s. Much, much brighter and prettier than the non-LED lights I have purchased in recent years and every single light worked right out of the box. I'm looking forward to the energy savings and expect between that and how long these lights are supposed to last, I will quickly recoup my investment. I am very, very pleased with these lights!
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Senatom The 21st Century Solution
A few years back we decided that switching to LED lights for the Christmas tree was the only responsible option. They're easy on the Earth, and don't require any fussy maintenance like aging strings of old-fashioned lights. But boy, the LEDs just didn't look as good. Flat, bland and kind of soulless.
But it doesn't have to be that way! These GE Colorite lights have nearly the same, graduated, twinkly-sort of warmth that the old, energy-wasting incandescents do. Whoever invented these has done a great public service. Thank you!
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Great set of lights
We now have a total of 17 sets of these and they are amazing, they seem very well made and the look is just like that of incandescent sets!
November 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Excellent
Perfect color glow. No heat. No worries about fires. The bulb illumination is much brighter than incandescent
December 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by griswold So far, so good
I made the switch this year from incandescent to LED for lights on my tree. I was not too thrilled about the cost of the LED, but that was about the only drawback. The LED are definitely brighter; not quite as soft as the incandescent, but really not as bad as some people have made them out to be. The pros, for me, definitely outweighed the cost. LED are more energy efficient and last longer, so the hope is that eventually you'll make up the extra paid with lower electric bills and buying sets less often. I also love the fact that you can put a bunch of sets together without worrying about blowing a fuse. I don't have to use a power strip or extension cord anymore. I am sure not all brands are created equal, but this particular product has been great for me this year.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CLW12 Great Lights
We love these light because they don't 'flicker' like some other LED lights do. I do wish they would have added orange to the color mix (colors included are Green, Purple, Blue, Red and Yellow) - our tree is a little dark color heavy, but they are still very nice. The strand of 100 was a good value too - we were only finding 50 and 60 count strings and didn't like the idea of linking that many together. They are very bright - I almost wish I could dim them, but my Christmas tree is beautiful and I'm very happy we got these lights.
December 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MichelleR Bright Lights and Cost Efficient
These are the first LED lights I have purchased. They are very bright in comparison to the traditional non-LED lights I have used in the past. I actually used one less set of lights. Will see how long they last, but have been on continuously for over 2 weeks without overheating or other issues with bulbs.
December 26, 2013