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Sterling Fancy Light Set (Flame Lamps)

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Sterling 40 Fancy Light Set (Flame Lamps) -  Overall Impression: Great flame lamps with unique computerized controller.  Nice: Wonderful color; great clip design makes decorating a snap. Naughty: No spare flame covers.

Overall Impression: Great flame lamps with unique computerized controller

  • Nice: Wonderful color; great clip design makes decorating a snap.
  • Naughty: No spare flame covers.
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Sterling, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri markets this Chinese-made set of 40 flame lamps. It has a very unique computerized push button controller box on the line cord which provides 16 lighting effect options: Combination, Steady On, In wave, Chasing, Sparkling A, Slo-Glo, Stepping On, Fade On/Off, Sequential, Slow Wave, Mixed, Rev Fading, Sparkling B, Flashing, Twinkle, and Stepping. For those interested in a variety of dramatic effects, this set is ideal.

It has an approximate length of 19 feet, with a lighted length of about 16 feet. Five inch spacing is provided between bulbs, which is barely adequate; the lead-in length is an impressive 30 inches. Unlike some flame lamps which are one-piece bulbs, this set actually has a flame-shaped cover over a bare bulb. Although spare bulbs are provided, our sample did not come with any spare lamp covers.

Flame lamps are best displayed vertically, and fortunately this set has well designed branch clips on each lamp base which do an admirable job of keeping the lamps upright. The built-in clips open wide for easy insertion over branches. This allowed us to attach all forty lamps in a matter of minutes.

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