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Level up your patio for the 4th of July — Amazon's No. 1 bestselling string lights are on sale

Outdoor entertaining season is in full swing! And with the 4th of July coming up, you might be thinking about leveling up your lighting situation for backyard barbecues and patio parties. Whether you have a big yard or small deck, string lights are an easy way to add sparkle to your outdoor space — and right now you can get a 48-foot set of Amazon's most popular string lights on sale for 20% off the regular price.

Outdoor String Lights

These Edison string lights are weather-proof, commercial-grade and feature LED technology. Right now the 48-foot length is 20% off.
$40 at Amazon

Addlon lights are a classy, vintage-y way to brighten up any patio or porch, and to keep the party going till well after sundown, and with more than 17,000 five-star reviews, they almost guarantee a good time.

These are sometimes called "Edison" lights, as they mimic the clear-glass and visible filament look of the earliest lightbulbs invented by their namesake, Thomas Alva himself. But rest assured; these are driven all the way by state-of-the-art tech. All of these Addlon lights are UL-listed, of course. They're weather-proof, commercial-grade and many feature LED technology. There's even a solar-powered option!

These bright ideas come in 24-, 48- and 96-foot lengths in black and white, but there's even an orange variety for those less conventional souls and/or DIYers looking for illuminate a work site with class. If you want the 96-foot set, it's 30% off when you apply the coupon.

string lights
It's time to lighten up. (Photo: Amazon)

Whichever set you decide on, know that you can link up to 30 strands, just in case you've got plans to surround your alfresco leisure space with these cool (in both senses of the word), classy, economical lights.

Amazon shoppers are all over these Addlon sets. "I've had the lights up for over a year or so now, and have had no issues. All the bulbs still work properly, despite being exposed to rain, wind, snow and ice," a happy customer wrote. Another said that "the brightness was perfect for a nighttime party, providing enough light for a killer game of volleyball."

"Adds a great glow to any patio or outside area," wrote another happy shopper. "These LED string lights are easy to install and make any outdoor area feel special. The wire and fixtures are well made."

Outdoor String Lights

These Edison string lights are weather-proof, commercial-grade and feature LED technology. Right now the 48-foot length is 20% off.
$40 at Amazon

Speaking of bright ideas: If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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