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Magic Touch Color-Changing LED Light Set, retail $14.99
Manufactured by Brite Star Mfg. Co. (
Last updated 01-04-11

These lights were purchased at a Wallgreens on the east coast of the US in mid-October 2008. I was not able to find them on the Wallgreens website, so I am not able to furnish you with a price or a URL (link) to them on Wallgreens' website.

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 multicolor LEDs instead of bulbs. They run cool and the bulbs never pop, and the whole set uses just a few watts of your precious electricity.

Magic Touch Color-Changing LED Light Sets are a type of LED indoor/outdoor Halloween/Christmas lights that need no transformer (they plug directly into 110-130VAC). They are designed to be used for Halloween (a single button on the controller turns all of the "bulbs" orange) and for Christmas - the usual multicolor display is used here.

They have thirty five (35) faceted C6-sized "bulbs", can be used for both Halloween ***AND*** Christmas, and up to 40 sets of them can be synchronised!!!


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, around Jack-O-Lanterns, ghosts, goblins, witches; 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 (north America anyway) 110 to 130 volts AC 60Hz two- or three-slot receptacle, and start pushing buttons on the contol box...

On the front of the control box, from left to right:
  • Multi (Christmas colors: red, yellow, green, and blue)
  • Orange (All lamps orange - used for Halloween)
  • Multi/Orange (switches between multicolor and all-orange every several seconds)
  • On/Off (it's kinda obvious what this button is for )

  • The large button near the bottom is used for synchronising multiple sets.
Speaking of "synchronising multiple sets", you can attach up to 40 (yes, FORTY) additional sets of these lights and have them all in synchronisation with one another.

Once the set is plugged into a live outlet, push the "ON/OFF" near the upper right of the control box; this turns the set on in multicolor mode - for Christmas, this is all you need to do.

For Halloween, after pressing the "ON/OFF" button, press the button labelled "Orange" to cause all of the "bulbs" to glow orange.

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 holiday lights, not flashlights meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown them in the toliet tank, bash them against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my parent's puppy dog or my sister's citty kats go "tee-tee" on them, run over them with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on them, use a large claw hammer in order to smash them open to check them for candiosity, fire them from the cannoņata, drop them down the top of Mt. Erupto (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 (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send them to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on these lights that flashlights might have to have performed on them.

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.

Photograph of the set illuminated, standard "Christmas" colors.

Photograph of the set illuminated, "Halloween" colors (all-orange).

The controller.
Note the buttons (from left to right):
  • Multi (Christmas colors: red, yellow, green, and blue)
  • Orange (All lamps orange - used for Halloween)
  • Multi/Orange (switches between multicolor and all-orange every several seconds)
  • On/Off (it's kinda obvious what this button is for )

  • The large button near the bottom is used for synchronising multiple sets.

Photograph of the lights, set to "Halloween" colors, installed on our front porch.

Photograph of this product being used with the Philips LED Sphere Lights and the GE Soft White C5 LED Light Set.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red LED "bulbs".

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the orange LED "bulbs".

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the yellow LED "bulbs".

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the green LED "bulbs".

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the blue LED "bulbs".
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video on YourTube showing the product changing from multicolor to orange and back -- several times anyway.
So thrilling! So exciting!! EDGE OF YOUR SEAT EXCITEMENT HERE FOLKS!!!

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Test set was furnished by a fan of this website, and was received on 10-20-08.

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.
Although this isn't *CLEARLY* stated, there is very small print under the UPC (bar) code that indicates this.

UPDATE: 12-15-10
The lights don't really go all the way OFF when you set them to "Off"...all of the bulbs in the set glow a very dim orange, as the following photographs demonstrate:

UPDATE: 01-04-11
I noticed when taking them down the other day that the distance between the plug/controller and the first "bulb" in the set is extremely small; short enough that there would be "bulbs" wasted going behind a door or from your Christmas tree to the nearest AC receptacle (or "outlet" or even "wall socket" if you prefer); having a significantly longer lead-in (length of cord with no "bulbs") coming from the controller would be very desirable -- especially in a set of already-limited length.

    MANUFACTURER: Brite Star Mfg. Co.
    PRODUCT TYPE: Halloween / Christmas light set
    No. OF LAMPS: 70 (35 each red, orange, yellow, green, blue)
    SWITCH TYPE: On/off/mode change on control box near AC plug
    BEZEL: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/not stated/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Yes (weather-resistant at minimum)
    ACCESSORIES: 2 spare fuses
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    This is a seasonal product (intended only for use near Halloween and again near Christmas) and will not be assigned a "star" rating for that reason.

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