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Corrosion resistant lighting
Outdoor lighting near the sea is susceptible to salt spray and higher wind and rain levels, and as such will need more protection from the elements. What you can put where will depend on your proximity to the sea. We are sure you will find a lamp suitable for your location in our coastal lighting selection.
Get in touch with us on 0345 605 2505 to discuss your requirements. We will be happy to advise you!
Lamps not just for the home
Our coastal lighting selection includes lamps which are perfect for public areas right next to the sea. The Poole and Sandbanks bollard and wall lamps were designed (as their names suggest) with both those seaside towns in mind, and are extremely durable with a 10 year anti-corrosion guarantee.
We also stock beautiful bulkhead lamps with nautical styling; these are perfect for boats and yachts.
Choosing the right finish
Most corrosion in coastal areas is caused by salt carried by wind which reacts with certain metal finishes. It is imperative that you choose a lamp fitting made of the correct material if you live in a coastal area. Steer clear of lamps made of steel, and choose ones made with more corrosion resistant materials such as a composite, polymer, brass, galvanised metal or a natural timber like teak that can withstand salty conditions.
Composite are strong and durable materials which look and feel robust. It has excellent UV , corrosion and rusting resistance properties, and is suitable for those ocean-facing locations that are exposed to the harshest of conditions.
Polymer is a surprisingly strong and sturdy material considering its light weight, and has a excellent UV and corrosion quality. The colour also runs throughout the material so it have good colour fastness. We would highly recommend ranges made of a polymer (such as the Kerry) if you live in a coastal area with extreme salt spray.
Brass has a beautiful old-time feel which will develop a beautiful patina over time. It is a traditionally robust material that is suitable for ocean locations.
Other during materials for coastal areas include teak and 316 stainless steel. Teak is a natural oiling timber that is weather resistant against harsh climates. Natural teak will need treatment to maintain its lifetime protection and it's colour if you don't want the timber to weather into a silvery-grey finish. 316 stainless steel is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that contains between two and three percent molybdenum. The added molybdenum gives 316 stainless steel an extra resistance to salt-filled air.
For more information...
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you would like more information about the coastal lighting we stock; we will be more than happy to help you pick a suitable lamp!
Our telephone number is 0345 605 2505, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if that is what you would prefer.