Trying to decide which type of outdoor lighting fixtures to select for your lighting system?
It can be overwhelming. But, if you want to get the most out of your investment, you’ll want to consider the quality of the material the fixture is made of.
Sturdy and Reliable Brass Fixtures
Homeowners searching for a more durable material should consider brass outdoor lights. The composition of this type of fixture includes zinc and copper. They build a sturdier core, which will increase the lifespan of your fixture.
Brass holds up well in all environments, including coastal regions. It may develop a patina (darken), but does not corrode and lasts for many years. It’s a wonderful solution for homeowners who expect to stay in one place for a decade or more.
Brass is so reliable that some manufacturers include a lifetime warranty on the materials.
The Longevity of Brass and The Beauty of Copper
Copper is another great quality option. Like brass, copper will patina in the elements. Some manufacturers will make brass fixtures and coat them with copper so you have the best of both worlds: the longevity of brass and the beauty of copper.
More importantly, copper is a most durable material for light fixtures. Copper fixtures don’t rust and are almost completely impervious to harsh weather. Even heavy winds won’t bend their structure. Best of all, you can recycle copper lights once they’ve served their purpose, making them the most eco-friendly light fixture as well!
Since copper is stylish, it’s optimal for a high-end patio as well as steps leading to your front door.
We Choose Corrosion Resistant Materials
At Custom Lighting of America, we prefer to use fixtures made from corrosion resistant materials like copper and brass. Since brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc, these metals are far superior to materials like plastic or low-grade metals used in cheaply made lighting fixtures.
Why fixture material quality matters
After decades of trying and testing different types of fixtures, it’s our final verdict that higher quality materials like copper and brass have proven their value in the long term, time and time again.
High-quality materials last better than others and are resistant to corrosion, leading to fewer headaches later down the road.