Honestly I didn't think the string was going to be as good of quality as it is. I've looked at several of these at home good stores and they are all cheaply made (and look the same). These on the other hand have a heavy duty cord, the sockets are a rubbery material and not plastic that will break from the Texas heat and the plug ends are that of a high quality extension cord. 100% recommend these, especially if you can catch the sale price!!