Better half is happy, I'm happy. Had the same issues as others with the lights not working. Removal of the battery holder (super cheap btw) found no voltage. At least with Duracell AAA, the positive post on the batteries won't make contact with the tabs in the holder. They but these little plastic stops for the batteries to fit that prevents contact. Other batteries may have a slightly longer positive post. I simply put a small Jewelers screwdriver behind the tabs on the holder and bent them out a bit. Now have lights.