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10 people found this helpful
on October 6, 2009
(October 6, 2009) The review I read here stated that these lights were red, green and blue. Mine also do yellow. They look nice enough for a Christmas tree, I don't think they're "boring". The packaging doesn't say if these are safe for outdoor use, though. I will cover the little box that sets the lighting pattern with plastic to keep moisture out, just to be safe.
Update (Christmas 2010): The button on the control box doesn't always work now. I guess they aren't as good as I had thought, but only because of that. They are still working otherwise, and are very bright. After pressing the button MANY times, I can still set the desired effect, but last Christmas I just let them run however they started. I'll still use them until they die, but they seem pretty sturdy. I use them outdoors, and they still work, since I cover the control box with plastic and lots of electrical tape. I don't think they were intended for outdoor use, though.
Update (December 7, 2012): These are still working - outside, even. I keep the control box wrapped in plastic and electrical tape to keep out water. The button to set the lighting pattern doesn't work very often, though. The control box is a piece of garbage, I guess, but DOES work. You just can't set the pattern very easily. The lights are BRIGHT, though. So, considering that I used indoor-only lights outside for 4 seasons, and they still work for the most part, I would still give them 4 or 5 stars. What the heck, make it 5.