A home near the coast is a home to relish. Being able to enjoy the cool ocean breeze and close proximity to the beach are two things homeowners covet most. There’s no doubt that living here in the Wilmington area is beyond comparison. However, this doesn’t mean we don’t have our fair share of problems. The sweet spring air we’ve been enjoying is full of salt and water. While pleasant to our senses, it’s not so pleasant to outside fixtures. Corrosion occurs on iron and aluminum surfaces exposed to the salt air. Most outdoor lighting fixtures are made from these two materials. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, we forgo those substances and use copper casted fixtures; bypassing the corrosion, rust, and other issues altogether.
When first installing aluminum or iron based outdoor lighting fixtures for your Wilmington home, you’ll be satisfied. However, over time, your satisfaction will wear away quicker than the fixtures themselves. The salt and moisture in the air will cause certain chemical reactions to occur on their surfaces. These reactions will cause corrosion and rust. Those once beautiful fixtures will chip and peel; their appearance will dull, and all over quality will drop significantly. The possibility of complete malfunction in your outdoor lighting system becomes real when this happens.
Copper fixtures will stand the test of time. Since rust only occurs on iron based metals, copper ones won’t play host to it. Instead of rusting, they oxidize. This process allows the metal to eventually be able to blend in with its surroundings and appear more natural. Oxidation slightly alters the appearance of the copper to turn beautiful shades that complement the nature around them. Plus, unlike rust, this chemical reaction does not damage the metal. The stability of these fixtures is much more reliable than any iron, aluminum, and even plastic fixture.
If you’re experiencing corrosion, rust, or other related problems, give us a call. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington we can fix or upgrade your current system. Don’t struggle with fixtures that our ocean air has eaten away. Replace them with products that will actually endure. We have a wide selection of copper outdoor lights that will ensure your landscape looks beautiful and functions magnificently even after years of exposure.
To see more photos of our beautiful copper accent lighting fixtures, visit our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery on our website.