Outdoor Lighting on Hilton Head Island, SC, with Professional Grade Warm White LED's (2700K).

  

Recommended Lighting Fixtures For Coastal Regions 

Michael Murphy, (Revised October, 2018)

Exterior lighting installation experts highly recommend using durable materials that last through years of exposure to subtropical climate and sea air, such as the conditions of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, and the surrounding coastal communities.  Coastal weather can severely corrode and damage materials used for landscape lighting.  The following is one of the products used by Murphy Outdoor Lighting, but there are many others which are also excellent choices.  The aim of this article is to provide examples of what to look for in a dependable fixture. 

 

 

Premium Professional Fixtures Reflect These Features:

 

1. Heavy gauge copper, brass, bronze, or stainless steel components for corrosion resistance and product longevity.

2. Durable seals to offer excellent moisture protection for housing premium, solid-state LED lamps.

3. Deep shielding to provide significant glare reduction.

4. Professional-grade knuckles to permit adjustments for precise aiming and reliable locking.

5. Made by quality, reputable manufacturers, and known for long-term performance, backed by at least a 15-year or Lifetime Warranty.

Coppermoon CM-115

(See Spec Sheet here)

Outdoor lighting materials for Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and any Coastal Region (including Bluffton, Beaufort, etc.), should be sourced as corrosion-resistant, such as copper, brass, stainless steel, or bronze.  Also, fixtures should be proven in the field for reliable seals under harsh climates.  But there is more to it than material selection (brass or copper, etc.); fixture design and functionality for aiming and shielding are needed to control lighting effects and to provide elimination of glare at the light source.  Also, of great value, is working with manufacturers that have been in the business for several years, which back up their warranties, and provide excellent product support while and communicating directly with installers.  Ultimately, it is important to find manufacturers that maintain close monitoring and quality control of their products, and respond to the needs of installation professionals.

References 

 

For more information on best materials and practices for exterior lighting, see Janet Moyer's highly acclaimed reference, The Landscape Lighting Book ISBN-10: 9781118073827.

See our contribution of color temperature pics on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landscape_lighting

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