We bought two. One for an emo teen and the other for the outdoors. she loves her for the "style" in the room. I love mine outside because I can laugh at all the blood suckers trying to get to me and I am safely sheilded. We did not hook up the lights on either but chose to put them on the patio. The lights are too heavy in my opinion for the canopy. Maybe if they were fairy lights, but these are bulbs. Otherwise, we are thrilled!