Honestly, I did not know how much I would love these solar outdoor string lights. I just keep buying them and now it looks like Christmas all year long at my house. I have decorated my fence, my hand railings, and even the trees in my yard and I never have to worry about turning them off or whether it is going to rain. I have only had one pair that did not work and it was an easy fix to open the solar panel and reattach the battery that had come loose from its housing. My house looks like a fairy tale. I would recommend solar string lights to anyone who wants to brighten up their environment and make it cheery. The lights also give off enough light to see by but not enough to be irritating so leaving them on all night long is not a problem.