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Beautiful bright blue lights work year round
on March 14, 2012
I have a metal bridge that goes across a stream in my backyard. After the yard guy oddly cut my last string of lights aomehow with a weed eater, it was time to string some new ones around the bridge.
I love the blue lights because it does not scream "holiday" so you can enjoy garden lights year round. Or lights around a porch or whatever! But come holiday, you can change these to the flashing setting and you've got your light show!
First, some trouble-shooting I noticed might could be an issue if one puts them up without reading the directions....
There is an on/off switch but it's covered by a non-movable tab. It appears that this is there to keep water from getting in from where you slide the switch. So it may appear to be on when you get it, but you actually need remove the tab to turn it on and then replace the tab. Easy to do...just pull it off, choose whether you want your lights just on or flashing, then replace it. And wait for dark for them to come on....
Secondly, there is a clear plastic film you can barely see over the solar light panel. Ithis protects it during shipping and all my solar items have them when they arrive If you don't peel this off, light won't get to the solar panel very well and eventually it will be so cloudy it won't get to it at all....peel it and place the panel wherever light can hit it well.
At the time of my review I could not find any other string of lights this long for this cheap on Amazon. And with 100 lights no less!
Solar lights are fantastic for holiday or year round because they turn themselves on and off and don't have to be near an unsightly plug. They can be strung in backyard trees year round and if you ever dine on your backyard deck, it makes it stunning to have lights in trees l(same reason restaurants do it around the bases) or, like me, around my bridge. Even around the supports for a deck roof is pretty
The strand is a nice and thick strand that should hold up well.
Thus far I have no complaints. They come on nightly and show up wonderfully.