These things are so pretty. They are actually really bright, but not over powering. They are the peaceful warm white, not the bright, shocking white color. This makes them perfect for holiday decorating. I also use them for different things, such as on an entry way ficus tree or in a child's room to emulate stars. They have so many beautiful uses. I love them. This set is the battery operated, 16 foot length with the remote function. They are copper wired which helps them to be camouflaged very well. They do not have the thick cord that is hard to hide and bend. These are nice and flexible and are very durable.