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What are the Different Materials available for Outdoor Lighting and Which is the Best for me?



There are a lot of LED exterior lights out there, it can be a bit confusing to make decisions. We have listed the main different types of materials these fittings are made out of, to make choosing the right one for you, that much simpler.

      1. Plastic (PC):

  • Doesn't erode/rust.
  • Good for coastal areas.
  • May change colour and look "old"
  • $

 

  1. Aluminium:
  • Prone to erosion
  • Not recommended for coastal areas, but OK for in-land areas.
  • Prevent rusting by washing down with water often
  • $

 

  1. 316 Stainless Steel:
  • Best kind of stainless steel light fitting
  • Less prone to erosion but not immune
  • Prevent rusting by washing down with water every year
  • $$

 

  1. Copper:
  • Old copper look very stylish and looks like rust anyway
  • Needs a wash down very rarely
  • $$$
  • May 17, 2019
  • Alex Wu
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