Chris says this is my "beacon" that can be seen from outerspace. I like lots of lights on my Christmas tree, but this year there are not as many as last year. This one only has 2200 lights on it, last year's tree had 3600 lights on it. The thing put off HEAT! I had to cut back on the lights after I broke the tree last year, I guess it wasn't made to hold that many lights. So, I promised Chris as we were buying a new tree after Christmas last year that I would cut back on the lights. I'm not sure if I really did, since this tree is no where near as fat as the other tree and it is also shorter.