These are a little different than the copper wire fairy lights, with slightly bigger bulbs and plastic material rather than copper stringing. I like the copper wiring but this material will probably last longer and it's nearly as flexible. The overall look and feel of these bulbs is heavier and brighter compared to the fairy lights' delicate, soft sppearance. Also, these lights are stable (no blinking or other modes) and fairly bright. For our outdoor fireplace nook this set of lights works welll and I will keep them up year round. The only thing that would be nice is if they had a solar panel for charging,but it's not a major concern. What's ironic is that my copper fairy lights do have solar charging, but I prefer to use those indoors! Bottomline is that these small lights by Lisopo are a solid set of white lights that serve any outdoor area better than delicate fairy lights simply because they seem more durable and they are brighter. I would buy these again.