I wanted string lights that not only looked good but were of good build quality and would last a long time. I wanted a well built E26 socket string light set with squirrel cage incandescent Edison bulbs. I choose these after buying cheaper ones on Amazon that I eventually returned. I strongly believe that sometimes you have to pay a little more to get quality merchandise. This is my third set of string lights. I was trying to save money with my two previous purchases on Amazon and was just not happy with the build quality. These lights have exceeded my expectations. They work flawlessly and look great. I got them for my man cave. Everyone always compliments how nice they are. During my installation I accidentally dropped them on my hard carpeted floor from about 7 feet and they just bounced off the floor. I thought I’d definitely break a few bulbs but they took the fall with no problem. I hooked them up to an 1800 watt rated dimmer and they work flawlessly. Would definitely recommend these to anyone who wants high quality well built string lights. I called their customer support and they answered within just two rings. My bulbs weren’t coming on. I was told that I wasn’t ******** the bulbs in hard enough. I tightened them as instructed and viola, they came on. I must also say that they were well packaged and delivered promptly.