Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 29
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by dnaa 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Casula Perfect for our Christmas Wreath
These LED Interior Exterior colored lights were the perfect size for our four foot Christmas wreath. Beautiful on their own, no extra ornamentation is needed as you can see by the photo attached. Not too big, not too smalll. And the LED is great for less energy usage with all the other lights turned on this time of year.
December 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by IndyNE Quality is Dropping-Bulbs are now Snap-On which Pop-Off
I have been doing lights at my parents since the 1980s and my own home for years. I switched 3 years ago to these all LED and for the price, these were great. I have had little to no issues with burnouts; a few lights went out, not the whole strand, and once replaced they were fine.
Come this year, I purchased a few more to add-on and I was way let down. Prior years' bulbs were screwed on and stayed in place. This year to save a buck they are snap-on. Everytime we get wind, rain, or freezing rain the bulbs pop-off and it is a struggle to get them back on. I will NOT be buying these again and in fact, started getting the nicer Phillips ones from Target on-sale which are of the highest quality on the market. (Indianapolis)
So sad to see the quality drop on these!
December 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimD Good lights at a good price.
Great lights. Purchased 18 stands and only found 1 defective. There was a short at one of the connections. Home Depot issued a refund with no problem. Can't wait to compare my electric bill this year with last year. These were LED lights and I had been using the old C9 lights for many years and got tired of screwing in each bulb, especially when I decorate the entire house.
January 7, 2015