You can change the lights by pushing the button. Each time you push the lights are a different option.
I haven't experienced that.
No, this is not an outdoor tree, and the outlets it provides within the tree will not fit all the toppers available. You'll have to buy the one that fits from this company. I do not recommend the tree since it looks better, fuller and prettier than what I received. Not happy with the tree, the price or the outlets available in the tree. Beware!
It is a slim tree, it weights 31 lbs
You have to plug in each tear of the tree to the next. First, plug it in, and make sure the plug matches the outlet, then screw the cover available. Not sure if you realize that not every topper will be able to be plugged into the plug they have given us. I've spent hours looking for a topper only to find out, I have to buy the only star available through the National Tree Company, a cheap, plastic star that everyone is complaining does not change color or do anything else. Anyway, good luck!
These are the light functions available on this tree: 1. Steady warm white 2. Twinkle warm white 3. Steady multicolor 4. Twinkle multicolor 5. Steady pastel 6. Fading warm white to multicolor 7. Random fading 8. Fading warm white 9. Fading multicolor 10. Flashing warm white to multicolor
They are hinged.
For that, you will need to contact Home Depot Customer Service