Philips LED Christmas Lights, retail $14.99 (
Manufactured by Seasonal Specialties LLC for Philips (
Last updated 12-13-05

These lights were purchased at a Target on the east coast of the US, 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 Christmas lights", and I "ain't" "gonna" search them all.

Tired of getting out the Christmas 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 Christmas lights that have blue LEDs 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 Christmas Lights are a type of LED indoor/outdoor Christmas lights that need no transformer (they plug directly into 110-130VAC).


Use these like you would use ordinary miniature Christmas light sets.
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 Christmas light strings as you unpack the Christmas 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 - the Christmas tree, window & door frames, the garland 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.

I don't normally show the packaging a product comes in, but this package is handsome enough to warrant a photograph.

How unique are they from other LED Christmas 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 Christmas sets would have you do.
  3. Compatible with your existing miniature Christmas light sets.
  4. Rated for both indoor and outdoor use.
This product is meant to be used as a set of Christmas lights, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused; so I won't try to flush them down the toilet, bash them against a steel rod or against the corner of a concrete stair, let my housemate's kitty cat's ghost go to the bathroom on them, run over them with a 400lb Rascal, or perform other indecencies that a regular flashlight might have to go through.
So this section of the web page will be significantally more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

(Update 12-05-05): In my opinion, these lights are considerably brighter than other LED Christmas light sets using a similar type/size of lamp cover.

When we get a Christmas tree in approximately two weeks (as of 12-03-05) - assuming we can afford one this year - I'll try to take a photograph of it with just these lights on it and publish it on this web page.

(Update 12-13-05): As promised, here is a photograph of the Christmas tree with just this light set on it.

Photograph of the set, illuminated of course.

Test set was furnished by a fan of this website, and was received on 12-03-05.

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: Christmas light set
    No. OF LAMPS: 60
    BEZEL: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Appears to be ~25mA
    ACCESSORIES: 2 spare lamps, 2 spare fuses
    WARRANTY: Unknhown/not stated


    Star Rating

Philips LED Christmas Lights *

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