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Brass Lighting that Funky Lighting

Updated: Apr 19

Before we dive headfirst into our favorite outdoor lighting fixture, let's recap on our Frenemy, "the powder-coated aluminum light." We love to see them because we know we can help our clients, but we hate to see them on the flip side because we know the perceived value that's rarely delivered. There's a company or two out there that does it right, but for the most part, they are cheap and don't last.


The four most common issues with powder-coated aluminum outdoor lights.

  • The powder coat finish flakes and breaks.

  • Aluminum degrades and corrodes with each passing season.

  • Prone to extensive moisture damage because if you're making a cheaper fixture, why seal it properly?.

  • Clouded lenses dim your ideal light portfolio.


Click here for a more in depth post about the four most common issues powder-coated aluminum outdoor lights.





Our Favorite, The Brass Directional MR11 and MR16 Outdoor Light


These outdoor lighting brass fixtures will endure and last a lifetime! Made well by several industry leaders, you can count on them not to rust, corrode, chip, break, peel, or crack. Plus, they offer a lovely weathered patina over time that enhances your overall lighting design.


Here are just a few reasons why the brass MR11 and MR16 our preferred outdoor lighting fixtures.


- Our fixtures are correctly sealed and rated IP66 or better to keep out dust and water. The brass is heavy gauge and corrosion-resistant. Not today, moisture, not today!


- The floating sockets are built to take a beating from landscapers, outdoor kids' play, wildlife, pets, and more. They will withstand the bumps and bangs that go along with being a part of your landscape, and the lamp will not come unplugged. It's going to stay aimed in the right direction and keep illuminating what's meant to be lit!


All in All...


We want you to make the best-informed decision when it comes to creating your ideal outdoor lighting portfolio, so here are a couple of things to consider. In comparison, the upfront cost is slightly more; these outdoor lighting fixtures more than make up for the difference with a lifetime warranty and long-lasting beauty.


Plus, who wants to replace the aluminum versions every few years. Not to mention the consistent hassle of lights burning out every year, the brass directional lights with proper lamps, like those from Brilliance LED, are rated for years of outstanding performance. Think about how long 40,000 hours is…….yeah, the math says years and years!!

Click here for more information about our services, and get inspired with our latest lighting designs by connecting with us via social media by liking our Facebook Page. We'd love to hear from you! Service areas include the greater Orlando area, including Dr. Phillips, Windermere, Lake Nona, Winter Park, Lake Mary and Maitland, Volusia County, and Jacksonville.


Click here for more information about our services, and get inspired with our latest lighting designs by connecting with us via social media by liking our Facebook Page. We'd love to hear from you! Service areas include Orlando, Deland, Central Florida, and surrounding.


Also, schedule your free home consultation by completing our online form or call us at 386.785.5208 and experience our services first hand.

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