Philips LED Christmas Lights Review

Posted: November 20, 2012 in Reviews, Videos
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Yesterday we bought some battery operated Christmas Lights to put in our apartment. We got two kinds, color changing starburst lights and non-color changing micro-lights. They are made by Philips and since they are battery operated, you can literally put them anywhere. We were thinking about putting the non-color changing lights around our license plate on the car, and we actually might (except the box says they are for indoor use only). For now, we just put them over our kitchen windows. As for the color changing lights, they are a little too distracting to put on the car, but they are really cool-looking. The non-color changing lights cost $6.99 and the color changing lights cost $7.99.

Both these lights are LED, so it uses batteries slowly, but they are still very bright and good looking. They require four AA bateries to run. The non-color changing light set is 8.7 feet long, including the switch. The color changing lights are 5.5 feet long (again, including the switch). They’re kind of on the smaller side, so they’re good for houses as well as small apartments. These lights work well, and on a scale from one to ten, I would rate them a 10 and John would rate them a 9.

by Dink

  1. julespaige says:

    Thanks for a great review Dink. When I was a little girl there was no such thing as the safe LED lights that your family bought. We had huge colorful bulbs about the size of your thumb and maybe almost as wide (or wider) in primary colors and lots of heavy electrical extension cords . I liked it when I lived in the city (I’ve moved around a bit) because you could see all the different festival lights. Can you imagine that there wasn’t any mention of holiday shopping until after Thanksgiving? 🙂

    • We’ve got some of those huge lights, but we don’t really use them too much. We put them around our garage one year and and another time on a fence. We really like them, but they don’t fit in with the rest of our lights. I think they belonged to our grandpa.

      My parents used to be able to Christmas shop up until very late. One time they even shopped on Christmas eve! You can’t do that anymore, because they start to move out the Christmas inventory very early.

      • julespaige says:

        Yes, indeed. I used to work in retail and it is strange to see the seasonal things arrive 4-6 months early and then be gone sometimes a month before the holiday arrives.

        Those bigger lights are now considered energy gobblers. I think it would be very hard to find replacement bulbs now. I think we only have one or two of the non-twirly light bulbs. No sense in getting rid of something while it is still working. And with the improvements made to the newer regular light bulbs – the light they provide seems to get better. Even though the initial coast is greater they do seem to last longer.
        Thanks for your replies and visits. Continued success with your blogging and all that you do.

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