My husband and I absolutely LOVE the way these bulbs look, but they are extremely fragile (we've used similar bulbs in the past that I remember being far more durable). My set arrived with three blue bulbs cracked, so I was already down three bulbs from the start (and of course, all the same color). When I got them all screwed into the cord and plugged it in to test, another blue bulb made a loud hissing noise then a pop, and tripped my breaker. I finally got all the lights installed and tested prior to hanging, but lost three more during that process (green, red and purple, so this issue isn't just the blue bulbs), despite being extremely careful not to bump them on anything, not even another bulb (they are SO FRAGILE). And in the week since I've had them up, two more have burned out, likely due to cracks from high winds. Fortunately the set comes with extra bulbs, but at this rate I'm going to have to order more. I don't think these should be rated for outdoor use, they just aren't durable enough. They really are gorgeous, but the glass globe should be thicker/more durable (even for indoor use, they're more delicate than eggs). I hope they hold up at least long enough to get through this holiday season. I wish someone would make a durable LED bulb that looks exactly like these (I've seen similar, but not close enough). If they weren't so gorgeous, my rating would be much lower.
11/19/2016 8:53 AM
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