Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LED stringed lights review & giveaway

Last year we took the plunge and had a deck built in the back, complete with stairs. My husband loves to grill & I love to garden. What a perfect way to spend time outdoors together. Now when he grills
we have easy access to the kitchen for serving or cooking sides. As you can imagine it was an expensive project made possible with my frugal grocery shopping. We lived on a tight budget for 2 years for 3 adults, one toddler, and 7 cats. It didn't leave us with a budget for decorating the space.

This year I started crafting with terra cotta pots, re-purposing old garden fairies and painted dollar store glass for cheap but beautiful decorating. We stocked up on solar lights last summer clearance at various stores. I admit I have a *small* addiction to solar lights. I might have influenced my neighbor's desire for more lights. We call it the neighborhood light war.

It was a close race until I received the
Rtgs Micro LED lights for review. It's been a very hot summer with nighttime storms. I found a break in the pattern to set up these lights on the deck. These lights are tiny and on a flexible wire allowing them to blend in. From the view in the kitchen, you would not notice them during the day. At night it's a different world. These tiny glorious lights illuminate the whole deck floor to ceiling, which is a plus when you have black/white cat always sneaking outside. The wire bends similar to floral wire creating a snug fit around the stiles.

We have a 12x18 ft and the lights stretch outlet just inside the sliding door and two of the 3 railings. Another set would be a tad long but would cover the side railing and down the stairs. There is a thin plastic wire, 6ft connector that connects to the transformer to just where the lights are. These fit perfectly under the sliding door.

I have them strung up for over a week in extreme heat conditions. They have survived strong storms and high winds. Though they were not connected to the transformer at the time of extreme conditions but it was a test of durability.

I was amazed by how bright these grain of rice sized led lights are. I don't doubt they would be perfect for indoor use. They would be an energy efficient replacement for our old Christmas lights. The investment cost of these lights would pay for itself over time.

Product Specifications & Details
• Ultra-thin, durable, flexible silver wire
• LED Count: 100 per 30 feet
• 6 foot long clear cable connecting wire with power supply (36 foot total length)
• Power Supply: 7.5V AC to DC Transformer
• Lifetime: >30,000 hours
• Warranty: 30 days
• Energy efficient
• String lights submersible, (not power supply)
• Shipping dimensions: 4” x 2” x 2”
• Weight: 3.7 ounces

Rtgs Micro LED 20 Green Color Lights Battery Operated  on 7ft Long Silver Color Ultra Thin String Wire fit perfectly in my tealight lantern. I wrapped them on top for indoor use with a tealight inside but outdoors I put the green lights inside.

You can purchase Rtgs lights exclusively on Amazon.com & they are eligible for Prime Shipping.

Crazy for Savings fans have a chance to win their own set of Rtgs Micro LED 100 Warm White Color Lights on 30 Ft Long Silver Ultra Thin String Wire & Micro LED 20 Green Color Lights Battery Operated LED lights. Enter to win below. 18+ US only. US only-Ends July 31st.

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  1. Led lights are the future for a greener world, a necessasity that must be handed over to legacy,
    it also saves our present by both CO2 reduction and Huge reduction on monthly bills.
    As estimated approximately 90% reduction in electric bills and huge savings.

  2. Led Light We got a couple of these to add to our band's stage lights. We use them more like accent lights. They're small and really affordable. We like them.

  3. I lost the set I received for review but I purchased another warm set. I love it! My front window is hard to decorate where you can see everything. These did the trick!