Priced at just £15.99 before discounts, this set of indoor/outdoor globe lights seem better made than most, built to last and hopefully will not need to be replaced every year. They have an attractive design with 1.7cm globes housing each of the 100 LED’s which are warm white and add a pleasant effect to the summer garden or home.
Presentation in a rather plain box is disappointing and makes the product less attractive as a gift. Anyway, inside the box is the 15m length 100 LED string set with hard-wired battery/control box, remote control and a surprisingly informative User Guide. The little globes are very attractive and far better than bare LED’s and although made from some form of plastic or resin, they do look like they are made from glass.
The lighting string is IP44 water-resistant, enough to keep it protected from everything short of water immersion, but the power supply is not and so for outdoor use be sure that it is plugged into an indoor or weatherproof external socket. The globes themselves are spaced at 10cm intervals giving a total length of 10m with a further 5m of cable to the power supply. The strings are extendable and up to 5 sets can be daisy-chained to a single power supply.
Controlling the item is easy enough and can be most easily done using the credit card sized remote control. The remote control can be used to set the timer, lighting pattern and brightness level and turn the device turned off. The single button on the power supply can also be used to control the lighting set: short press the button to scroll between the 8 lighting modes, long press the button until the LED indicator turns green for timer setting( 6h on/ 18h off).
The lighting set has four brightness levels, three programmable timers, eight lighting patterns, and four music modes triggered by the built-in microphone. The automatic memory function causes the lights to default to the last used setting when switched on.
Once in position, the warm white lighting set does look good, aided perhaps by the large size of the glass effect lighting globes. Certainly, when correctly positioned they can add some real style to your room, garden or patio. If you need a set of decent quality robust indoor/outdoor globe string lights then this would be a very good buy.
Good Build Quality
8 Operating Modes
3 Timer Modes
4 Brightness Levels
4 Music Modes
Last Setting Memory
Power Supply Not Waterproof