Rated 2.6 out of 5Â by 14
Rated 1 out of 5Â by patiolady When one bulb dies, the whole chain stops working!
I bought two strands of these lights for my patio. Here's the problem: one strand (the one plugged into the outlet) has stopped working. The second one works, so I know that electricity is going through the first one. But I've learned that if one bulb burns out on these lights, the whole strand goes out. But you don't know which bulb is out. And even if you're willing to try replacing each bulb to figure out which is the bad one, you can't, because taking a bulb out destroys the metal connectors so you can't put it back in. I'm not going to replace the strand every time a bulb burns out! This is a terrible design!
August 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MJ10 Good but could be much better
I've noticed a lot of people hating on these lights. I do agree, when one goes out....they all go out and they are very difficult to find which is the blown bulb. They can be replaced however, it just takes a little more time than regular bulbs. The key to LED's is when 1 bulb goes out, its usally just loose and will require a little wiggling of the cord which will normally be within the first few bulbs of where it stops lighting up. Once you find the bulb, you can do 1 of 2 things. 1) Replace the bulb or 2) Use a little electrical tape and tape it down. I have roughly 45 sets of these lights covering both my upper and lower roof and it looks GREAT! If you live in the South Elgin area, theres a good chance you've seen my house. It can be seen a half mile away......like a true Griswald! So, obviously lights will go out but I've been able to replace them without having any real issues. To find the bulb that is blown is somewhat easy but very time consuming. You really need to stare at the bulbs. All will be lit up a little bit except for one.....obviously thats your bulb. Sometimes you may need to look at the bulb on an angle and obviously the darker the room, the easier it will be to find. But again, you need to look carefully. I can't say this for all people, but I've had the same set of lights for a couple years now and when I store them away, I wrap them up like an extension cord over my elbow and I've maybe had to completely replace only 2 strands of lights. To me 2 out of 45 is pretty good, so YES I would recommend these to other people.
December 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Gasman Very Poor Quality
My wife and I bought 8 strands of these to replace the clear C9's (Ecosmart I believe) we used the previous two years because our daughter wanted colored lights on the house. Of the 8 strands only 6 lit up, the other two were acting like extension cords and would let electricity through but wouldn't light up. I returned them to the store but they were out of additional stock. So I picked up another box from a different store, but the bases are different on this strand so the bulbs from the other boxes of lights wont fit. We tried to save some money and bought these because budgets are tight this year, but we should have spent the extra money and bought the higher quality lights. Don't buy!
December 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by PonchoVilla They get water in them
And that shorts out the bulb. That water also affects the whole line as poor power flow with water in the system causes the whole line to dim. Definitely a waste of money as I anticipate the inside metal connectors will rust out unless I pull 100 bulbs from the 4 lines I bought and make sure they are all dry before I put them away for the year. Appears the water enters through the base where the wires go in. I popped off a bulb cover and there was an audible splash on the driveway from the full bulb of water pouring out.
December 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by hubs Don't buy these...
I used these lights last year and they made it through ok, after storing them a number are rusted and will not light up. A complete waste of money, you would think that an outdoor light in the midwest could handle rain and snow but these can not. I would not buy any of the lights like this again!
December 1, 2013