As you well know the proof is in the pudding. I have had these lights a couple of weeks and so far not a hitch. I am looking forward to many years of performance. I have them on my back deck partially exposed to the elements in Alabama and as I said so far so good.
I finally broke down and got some outside Christmas light. I saw these and have had excellent history with Monoprice and bought (3) 50- strands. I installed them this last weekend. They look great. I only installed two since I ran out of space. They look great and are pretty bright.