Philips LED Halloween Lights, retail $11.99 (
Manufactured by Seasonal Specialties LLC for Philips (
Last updated 10-28-07

These lights were purchased at a Target on the east coast of the US in early October 2007, but I cannot find them on the Target website, so I do not have a URL to furnish you. The Philips website lists almost 20,000 documents when I searched for "60 LED lights", and I "ain't" "gonna" search them all.

Tired of getting out the lights every year and finding they don't work because half of the bulbs are broken? Tired of the endless chore of hunting down & changing bulbs as they go out over the duration of the holidays?
Do you live in California or Washington and pay so much for power you can no longer afford to put up lights anymore? Then these are for you: A fairly ordinary looking set of lights that have purple LEDs (white LEDs with a purple-tinted faceted balls) instead of bulbs. They run cool and the bulbs never pop, and the whole set uses just a few watts (4.8 watts, to be precise) of your precious electricity.

Philips LED Faceted Sphere Lights are a type of LED indoor/outdoor light set that needs no transformer (they plug directly into 110-130VAC).


Use these like you would use ordinary miniature light strings.
They have the same fused plug as your existing miniature lights, and the "end-to-end" feature that lets you plug additional sets into the end of the strings, rather than at the outlet.

Since the bulbs never need replacing, you can forget about the annual ritual of "find the broken bulb" on the light strings as you unpack the Halloween boxes to decorate each year. You know, the broken or burnt out bulb that makes the whole set go dark, so you get all pissed off and eventually slam the defective strings into a garbage can and go out to buy new ones.
For most people, this is an annual ritual; though if you're lucky you only do this about every other year.

That won't happen with this set. Just remove them from the box year after year and start decorating - window & door frames, the skeletons atop the mantle, tabletop settings, or just hang the suckers off your bedroom or dorm room ceiling for that special holiday feel all year 'round.

All you need to do to feed them is plug them into any ordinary household (United States) 110 to 130 volts AC 60Hz receptacle.

How unique are they from other LED light sets? Let me count the ways...

  1. No transformers. They plug right into a 110VAC receptacle with an ordinary fused Christmas light plug.
  2. End-to-end connectivity. These have a plug at both ends for more decorating versatility; you can plug additional sets onto the end of the string, rather than having to start each one at an outlet like other LED light sets would have you do.
  3. Compatible with your existing miniature light sets.
  4. Rated for both indoor and outdoor use.
This product is meant to be used as a set of Halloween lights in a dry area, not a flashlight meant to be abused thrashed, and trashed. So I won't throw them against the wall, stomp on them, try to drown them in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl or the cistern, run over them, swing them against the concrete floor of a patio, bash them open to check them for candiosity, fire them from the cannonada (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout, a handheld wand that Langston Licktoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses), send them to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon them punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them.

These are advertised as "purple" in color; however, in reality, the color appears to be a violetish-blue - *NOT* purple or true violet.

**** VERY IMPORTANT!!! ***
Half of the string (30 lamps) was dark when I received the set; pushing firmly down on each bulb did not repair the set.
Somebody in QC (Quality Control) at Seasonal Specialties or Philips was definitely an egg roll short of a poo-poo platter when this particular set went by his or her workstation on the little conveyor belt thingie.
Philips is generally known for producing high-quality products; this is obviously a fluke.

If I receive a replacement set and they function as intended, I can then furnish an "in-use" photograph of this light set.

Set, shown illuminated.
Note that half the bulbs are deader than doorknobs.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this light set.
As you can see, these are white LEDs with purple lenses (the faceted spheres) around them.

They aren't *TRUE* violet LEDs, as some people think they may be.
Note the peak near 460nm in the BLUE region of the spectrum.

Test set of these lights were sent by a fan of the website on 10-18-07, and were received on 10-20-07.

Half the lamps in the set were dark upon receipt; therefore, I cannot hang these up for an "in-use" photograph.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Seasonal Specialties LLC
    PRODUCT TYPE: Halloween light set
    LAMP TYPE: White LED w/ purple covers
    No. OF LAMPS: 60
    BEZEL: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Appears to be ~25mA
    ACCESSORIES: Two spare bulbs
    WARRANTY: Unknhown/not stated


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