I remember purposely avoiding these big clunky rainbow colored lights when I started buying my own Christmas decorations. I've always liked the tiny white (or on rare occasions-- purple or blue). But when I saw these in the store the other day at 70% off with all the other Christmas lights I had to buy them. They seem bright and traditional and for some reason, just about perfect this year. Too bad they only had two packages left. I didn't quite make it around my front deck.