I have tried plenty of curtain lights in the past and although they have all looked very pretty once in place they were a nightmare to set up, one and all, since they all used ultra-thin copper wire that only needed to be looked at to get into an impenetrable tangle. Less so here, and this set looks better too.
This lighting kit consists of ten 10 LED hanging strings, each string having 30 warm white LEDs. The set is USB or battery powered (three AA’s) with a button on the USB plug to scroll through the light options and power the unit off. A credit card size remote control is provided which allows the eight lighting modes and ten-level dimming to be selected or the unit switched on/off. Unlike cheaper rivals, this set has a thick anti-tangle main wire and good robust hooks to support the strings. A short and to the point User Guide is also provided.
These lights can be used outdoors and are rated IP65, which means they should be fine outdoors even in a wet UK winter. That said, I would think it would be wiser to run them from batteries or a power bank when outdoors.
Setting the lights up is far easy than with the copper wire rivals but by no means exasperation free. The thicker support wire does make the job far easier as it does the job of taking the kit down again and folding it up for storage. Here is a tip: the best way to erect or take the lights down is to do it slowly and carefully, string by string, winding each string around your fingers into a loop and securing it with a bag tie. Any other way will only lead to madness, confusion and sorrow without end.
Once up the glowing, warm white lights really do look fantastic and a step up from the simple copper wired twinklers, too good to save just for Christmas!
For the £11.98 price, this is a great buy.