Bought these last Summer. I didn't expect these to be bright enough to illuminate their immediate surroundings rather than be just a lit feature, but actually they're far brighter than the image depicts or some of the reviews describe, and very pretty colour-wise. Plus they stay lit for a surprisingly long time. They are also still going strong today, despite I've left them out in the wind and rain (I just empty the collected water from time to time). Am thinking of adding some more for next Summer. Ideal for BBQs that go on into the wee hours but actually I imagine they'd work really well as kiddies' nights lights (bedroom or bathroom), too, or a dinner-party centre piece. Yep, very good considering the price.