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Lighting for coastal areas

Coastal areas subject to sea spray, salty air, high wind and rain levels can limit your choice of outdoor lighting.  Lighting Styles have put together a category full of products offering corrosion resistance through the use of materials such as copper and galvanized steel along with an IP44 rating or higher. Great for use near the sea, estuaries, lagoons etc. but just as good in a less harsh inland environment. We have many more products which are corrosion resistant so if you cannot see something you like here, please contact us with your requirements.

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Galvanised Soffit Downlight For LED lamps - AdjustableGalvanised Soffit Downlight For LED lamps - Adjustable

Galvanised Soffit Downlight For LED lamps - Adjustable

 
£35.99
Great for Washing light down from Soffits
Bronze Moveable LED Spike Light - IP65 RatedBronze Moveable LED Spike Light - IP65 Rated

Bronze Moveable LED Spike Light - IP65 Rated

 
£96.00
Supplied with spike and choice of wide or narrow reflectors
Slender Exterior Garden & Pathway LED LuminaireSlender Exterior Garden & Pathway LED Luminaire
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Slender Exterior Garden & Pathway LED Luminaire

2 Products
£106.80
Symmetrical Light Distribution in Galvanised or Rusty Finish
Raw Galvanised Wall Lantern IP54Raw Galvanised Wall Lantern IP54

Raw Galvanised Wall Lantern IP54

2 Products
£154.00
Two Versions - Choose LED or E27 Option
Fabulously Adaptable Outdoor Standard Lamp with Earth SpikeFabulously Adaptable Outdoor Standard Lamp with Earth Spike

Fabulously Adaptable Outdoor Standard Lamp with Earth Spike

2 Products
£172.20
Can Also Be Used as a Free-Standing Patio Light When Used with a Base
Edgy and Stylish Exterior Wall LightEdgy and Stylish Exterior Wall Light

Edgy and Stylish Exterior Wall Light

4 Products
£45.86
4 Finishes - Corten Finish Suitable for Coast
Tall and Slim Exterior Wall Light H:325mmTall and Slim Exterior Wall Light H:325mm

Tall and Slim Exterior Wall Light H:325mm

2 Products
£123.27
Galvanised or Corten Metal Finish
Scandi Style Exterior Wall Light IP54Scandi Style Exterior Wall Light IP54
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Scandi Style Exterior Wall Light IP54

4 Products
£128.27
Pure Copper or Galvanised Zinc Finish
Tapered Rusty Bollard Light 300mm or 700mmTapered Rusty Bollard Light 300mm or 700mm

Tapered Rusty Bollard Light 300mm or 700mm

5 Products
£223.48
Choose from E27 or LED Version
Adjustable Gimbal Buried Eyeball UplightAdjustable Gimbal Buried Eyeball Uplight

Adjustable Gimbal Buried Eyeball Uplight

 
£248.40
Adjustable as and when Required
Glass Canister LED Exterior Wall LightGlass Canister LED Exterior Wall Light

Glass Canister LED Exterior Wall Light

2 Products
£85.00
Galvanised or Copper Finish
Large Vaned Low Glare Wall Light with PIRLarge Vaned Low Glare Wall Light with PIR

Large Vaned Low Glare Wall Light with PIR

 
£90.85
Corrosion Resistant - Galvanised Finish
Galvanised Bulkhead Outdoor Light

Galvanised Bulkhead Outdoor Light

 
£59.52
15 Year Anti-Corrosion Guarantee
On Trend Vintage Style Wall Lantern On Trend Vintage Style Wall Lantern

On Trend Vintage Style Wall Lantern

 
£117.71
Great for Entrance Doors or Exterior Walls
Marine Eyelid Wall Light - Brass or Antique BrassMarine Eyelid Wall Light - Brass or Antique Brass

Marine Eyelid Wall Light - Brass or Antique Brass

2 Products
£65.00
Part of a Great Range of Themed Brass Lighting
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Coastal lighting - ensuring your lights stay pristine

If your property is in a coastal location sometimes around 10 miles out from the sea, the lighting will face an environment more hostile than those homes which are further inland. Exterior lighting has to cope with a lot in the UK from heavy snow through to torrential rain and strong winds including highs and lows of temperature.  Homes in the coastal areas have to cope with the additional problem of airborne salt. 

Salt does not stay in the sea, it gets whipped up in the waves and is carried by the wind and inland.  Salt is present in sea water and is corrosive to many materials, particularly metals. When salt remains in contact with steel, as it does when damp or wet, a chemical action occurs between the steel and the salt which results in the steel being eaten away. Anything made of steel which is either submerged in sea water or exposed to being splashed by salty air will have a very limited life.

Lighting Styles have put this section together to help you find a product suitable for your home if you are within a 10 mile or so radius of the sea.  If you already have however external lights however you can help to preserve them and extend their life by careful maintenance. If they are galvanised make sure the galvanising does not get damaged in any way. If they are painted, keep them regularly painted so that the paint remains intact. In all cases you need to ensure that all openings are kept sealed against the ingress of damp salty air. The brass connectors will last longer if you keep them coated with non-conducting grease.

If you have any questions about what to use please contact us for advice.