Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Annie Nice Colors & Better than LED
I purchased these lights after using LED outside lights for the past 4 years. Every year I would spend hours finding multiple LED lamps that would be out and the rest of the string wouldn't light up. It was hard to replace the LED bulbs because replacement bulbs were always different sizes and the quality was poor. It got so frustrating this year that I threw all my LED lights in the trash and replaced them with these lights. I like the colors, the quality, and that one bulb can be out or replaced and the remaining string remains lit.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Quality Product
These are a very high quality light set, not the cheap Chinese knock-offs!
The wire used is of a substantial gauge for added strength, with a nice thick insulation coating to last for a long time. Expect these sets to last for years!
This set also has the extremely rare feature of remaining lit when one or more bulbs burns out or gets broken. If one does break, it's a simple matter to locate it, and just pop in a replacement. The set comes with replacement bulbs in every set, so you most likely won't need to buy more for some time. GE is known for the quality of thier light products. While they are only slightly more expensive than the cheap foriegn junk, you get real value with a GE American Made Product!
One of the first things you will notice when you plug this set in, is the richness of the color the lights have. You can tell right away that these are a bit different than the discount lines.
I used a staple gun to put part of my lights up, using a staple gun design with arched tops for running wire. Provided you don't actually pearce the insulation, these lights can handle a nice tight fastening with a quality staple gun. No need to purchase special hangers with these sets.
The lead wires were ample, and you can connect another set at either end of the string. This doesn't sound like anything special, unless you have used cheap sets in the past. It really makes installation a LOT easier and quicker.
Each set also has a replaceable fuse, just in case you cause a short by leaving a bulb out or puncture the wire insulation while installing them. A bit of shrink wrap or electrical tape will fix this, so you don't have to replace the set right away. Then just pop in the extra fuse that is also provided. Instructions are included for the mechanically challenged, but it is easy enough for most anyone to do.
Spacing of the lights was just right to create a nicely defined line of light, without being so close that the string won't cover a reasonable distance.
In the photos provided, you can see that a nice density can be achieved on an average size bush with only one set of 300 lights. But if you find your bush or installation does not require this many lights, the set of 300 can be separated into two strings of 150 each.
The spool that these come wrapped on should be saved for storing the set when the season is over. It was designed to be a keeper! While the center hub is made of paper tube, it is plenty heavy to last for the storage of your lights. Remember, the spool is not going to be exposed to weather, unless you hang your lights while it's raining or snowing. The sides of the spool are plenty heavy to hold the light sets. It is made of the type of plastic that is very resistent to UV degradation too. Most people won't even notice this, but it matters. They will not get as brittle with time.
GE has done a great job at addessing every detail in designing this product. It is done so well, that you may not know why, but you can just sense that this is a quality product that was made to last a long time!
December 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jobird love these lights
Lights were easy to use,colors were bright,and looked good on the tree.
Easy to remove and store.
January 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rnlaz Picture inaccurate
The lights seemed fine in quality, but I returned them because I was looking for multi-color lights that included the color purple, there was no purple in these lights, despite the photo.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Slick Worked as advertised, will purchace another set for next year
Worked as advertised, bright color. I will purchase another couple of sets as my paycheck allows.
January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Josh123456 Nice lights
What can I say, they make light. Nice light. The sockets look rugged.
January 24, 2014