Level up your patio with these top-notch outdoor string lights — on sale, from $28

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This image giving you any ideas? It should. (Photo: Amazon)

We've shaken off the winter chill, flowers are blooming and graduation season is upon us. You know what that means — it's time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining! But before you scrape off that grill or skim the pool, give a thought to your lighting situation.

It's not as random a suggestion as it seems, and here's why: Amazon's got Addlon string lights on sale, with discounts up to 50%! 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.

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.)

Starting at $28 for 24 ft (was $37) at Amazon

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!

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

The bright ideas are on sale 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.

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 customerwrote. Another said that "the brightness was perfect for a nighttime party, providing enough light for a killer game of volleyball."

Over 10,000 fans have given them a perfect rating. "Adds a great glow to any patio or outside area," wrote one. "These LED string lights are easy to install, and make any outdoor area feel special. The wire and fixtures are well made."

Starting at $28 for 24 ft (was $37) at Amazon

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

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