I'm very happy with my silver string lights. I have them on one side of my balcony as a permanent feature. The battery box is not very far from the string of lights but is white and flat and I've stuck it to the wall with removable sticky strips in a discrete spot on the wall. It doesn't stand out in an ugly way. The lights are quite powerful too and put out a very bright white light. The material used for the silver decorative covers are not metal, so they won't rust from getting wet but also appear to be of good quality and don't look flimsy or tacky. This length is good for a small space. If you're not sure and want a good length I'd buy the longer string. Very happy. Quick delivery too.