I have been using strings of satin globes from Target for many years and these bulbs are much nicer. The ones from Target are color coated on the outside and they scratch very easily. These are painted on the inside and I think will be more durable. Also, they produce a larger area of glow inside the bulb. The colors are deeper and richer. You can see it for yourself in the photo, the one from Christmas Light Source is on the left. The glow is larger, the color is more saturated, and it won't have all the scratches the Target bulb has after only one season. I don't really understand the reviews that say these bulbs are fragile...yes, all lights bulbs are fragile. I am very happy with these bulbs and am going to order more. Shipping was very fast, they were on my doorstep in 3 business days.
Though the bulbs are fragile, the seller deserves 5 stars for packaging and customer service. The shipper must have used this box for crash tests.
Arrived with 4 broken bulbs and 2 nonfunctioning bulbs. Bulbs are VERY thin and fragile. In fairness to seller, I have not been able to contact them yet to get their response. ** Customer Service: While we do see some breakage in our glass, round bulbs from time to time, 4 broken bulbs is unusual. Our team will be reaching out to you to discuss reshipment or credit for those 4 bulbs.**