GE Super Bright LED Spheres (3 pack)

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With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to break out the Christmas lights and other Christmas decorations to put up in and around your house. It's very fulfilling once all the lights are up and everyone can enjoy the bright, festive lights and all the hard work you put into it. With the GE Super Bright LED Spheres, you can further decorate your home. Just hang these bright spheres on a large tree that is in your front yard or inside your home right under an archway or main entrance. These LED spheres are a perfect addition to your Christmas decorations. It'll make your home have more of a warm, Christmas feel to it with it's super bright light. You can even hang these off a balcony. Putting these LED spheres up isn't as difficult and tedious as regular Christmas lights, so you definitely get more bang for your buck with the amount of time you save. That and these come in a pack of 3, so you can distribute these all over your home. You won't regret getting these spheres when Santa can easily spot your home with the light they emit.

GE Super Bright LED Spheres: great as a Christmas decoration
GE Super Bright LED Spheres: great as a Christmas decoration

Here are the specs:

GE Super Bright LED Spheres Product Info

Costco Item#: 957976
Costco Price: $19.99
Found at: Costco in Redwood City, CA (2300 Middlefield Rd)
(price and availability may vary per Costco location)

Deal for the GE Super Bright LED Spheres at Costco
Deal for the GE Super Bright LED Spheres at Costco

StayBright: warm white lights, white wire

    Key Features:
  • 50 lights in each sphere
  • Connect up to 25 spheres
  • For indoor/outdoor use
  • 13.9 cm / 5.5 in diameter
  • 20,000 hour average life
  • 3 year limited guarantee


jdar said...

I found that the packaging was very misleading, it shows them hanging just from the strings. Were you able to accomplish this? Mine have giant wire coming out of them awkwardly.

ExecMemberMike said...

Hi @jdar, yes you're correct...the picture on the GE Super Bright LED Spheres package does look like the spheres are hanging from strings which is indeed misleading. I would try cutting off most of the wire leaving a few inches, forming a loop using the remaining wire, and then tying a string to the looped wire. That way the spheres can be hung using the attached string instead. I hope this helps!

jdar said...

Thank, I was hoping i was just confused. I am having a hard time picturing what you described. I guess we will just have to see what we can do, if not back to costco they go :(

Anonymous said...

ExecMemberMike: I believe the wires @jdar was referring to are the electrical wires, the 3-strand twisted type. Clearly, those can't be cut off! They must have been photo-shopped out of the picture on the package.

Each globe also has a small extender cord so it can be connected in a string with other lights. If those are used, there's a very unsightly mess between the globes: more of the twisted wire between the globes, PLUS the male and female plugs, which add up to a chunk about 3" x 1" x I/2" in the middle of that.

If the globes are not wired together, the extender cord hangs down below the bottom of the globe, with its chunky plug part well-illuminated by the lit globe. Ugly!

As @jdar said, the picture is clearly misleading, to the point of being false advertising. Can you provide an unretouched photo of these being used hanging under the eaves of a house?


ExecMemberMike said...

@jdar, sorry I misunderstood what you said about the wires. Yes @Anonymous, you can't cut the electrical wires. I didn't get these globes, but I just thought they looked pretty cool when I saw them at Costco. For some odd reason I was under the impression that they were battery operated. I think it's just like what @jdar said, the photo on the box is very misleading which is indeed a real disappointment.

J. Kerner said...

The globes are suspended by a plastic (nylon?) filament, like fishing line. It's a giant loop, about 24" when pulled taught. It was too long for me, so I shortened it by tying a Bowline loop. My globes are hanging in a tree; looks cool at night!

ExecMemberMike said...

Hi @J.Kerner, that's great that the GE Super Bright LED Spheres are working out for you! Ya, it must really be nice to look at at night when it's fully lit especially during Christmas time and the holiday season.

Unknown said...

One half of my sphere suddenly went out. The other half works fine. Is this is an issue with a blown fuse?

ExecMemberMike said...

Hi @Tony, ya I'm not sure why one half of your GE Super Bright LED Sphere went out since I'm no electrician. Hopefully, the issue is simple enough that it can be fixed.

Cecy said...

I just bought 3 packs and I also think the packaging is misleading.I hung them exactly like the picture showed, hanging...Everyone is commenting on the ugly wires that are impossible to 'photo shop out' in real life.I think the company should find a solution for the consumers!

ExecMemberMike said...

Hello @Unknown, yes I agree that the packaging of the GE Super Bright LED Spheres is very misleading and that the wires sticking out can be quite unsightly. The Better Business Bureau should really take a look at the packaging and give them an earful.

Jen said...

I wish I would had read this before I bought them......YES very misleading!!! I have been looking at them and looking at them trying to figure out how you could possibly hang them like the box and there is NO way!! Back they go to Costco

ExecMemberMike said...

Yes @Unknown, the packaging of the GE Super Bright LED Spheres doesn't truly show the true nature of the product. The manufacturer should really fix this, but I have a feeling that they're intentionally not doing so in order to sell more of these.

Unknown said...

Fuses do not last worth a damn. Does anyone know which ones to buy to replace and where to buy them?

ExecMemberMike said...

Hello @Unknown, I'm not sure what fuses the GE Super Bright LED Spheres use, but maybe you can find it at RadioShack or Fry's (here in the West coast).

lightguy said...

These are best hung in trees or bushes where the cords are can be hidden in the branches LOL. I do not recommend hanging these in "free-air" by themselves, as pictured on eves of a house.

ExecMemberMike said...

Hi @Unknown, thanks for the recommendation when hanging these GE Super Bright LED Spheres. That's definitely a good tip to help conceal the unsightly wires.

Jennifer Van Helvoirt said...

Regretting the purchase...doesn't hang at all like it shows on the box. Who wants to see all those cords?

ExecMemberMike said...

Hello @Jennifer, ya the electrical wires for the GE Super Bright LED Spheres can be an eyesore. It's too bad that there's no battery-operated version of these spheres which would do away with those wires.

R Reichl said...

Hey J kenner; I see the filament( iridescent wire) but there's no way to hang them by that. The unsightly clunky three wire white twisted cord can not be removed. There's no way to even relocate the stupid plug. Soo disappointed. How did you get around the white cord issue, the we're all messing with? R Reichl.

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