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GE C-5 Sparkling Crystal Lights

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Overall Impression: Very bright and colorful

Nice: Ultra bright bulbs have great shape and definitely sparkle

Naughty: Very skimpy wire with short distances between bulbs

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Marketed under the famous GE name and logo, these Chinese-made lights are made for Santa’s Best Craft LTD, in this case for Kmart stores. There are 70 incandescent lamps in the C-5 size, featuring a beautifully unique dimpled and pointy shape. The bulbs are almost 1 1/4 inches long, and are red, green, blue, yellow, and purple. The packaging states that the lights are 70% brighter than standard miniature bulbs, and that claim is believable.

The set comes with two replacement bulbs and two replacement fuses. It is packaged in a plastic framework and was easy to remove.  Because it uses incandescent bulbs, it uses 72 watts of power.

Unfortunately, there is insufficient wire for easy decorating: the bulbs are spaced at 3.5 inch intervals, and there is only a TWO INCH lead-in. Lighted length is 23 feet. It has connectors on each end (add-on plus end connector).

The set is available from Kmart. We obtained the set for $9.74 at Christmas 2009.

These lights are bright and colorful, but you may have to work a little harder to find branches for them because of the skimpy wire.

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