Decorative outdoor lighting is an investment. Just like interior light fixtures, cabinetry, hardware, and other finishes and furnishings, outdoor lights are expected to retain their beauty and functionality for years to come. But more often than not, outdoor fixtures quickly lose their visual appeal entirely as a result of the elements.
Particularly on the coasts, in the mountains, or on the sunbelt where life is lived outside, outdoor fixtures face tough climate factors such as moisture, UV rays, corrosive ocean air, freezing temperatures, and ice. The enormous popularity of outdoor living spaces makes the need for high performance outdoor lighting greater than ever.
Unfortunately, most outdoor light fixtures are selected purely based on style and scale. With little consideration given to the performance capability of the finish, homeowners are often surprised at how soon their fixtures show visible signs of wear and tear. In fact, fixtures with low quality finishes can start to fade, chip, and even corrode after only one season.
The vast majority of outdoor lighting finishes available today offer either aesthetics or durability. Very few provide both. Fixtures finished with liquid paints are often stylish, but they are also extremely delicate. Fixtures finished with powder coats offer long-lasting durability, but are usually lackluster in the style department. In reality, it’s not at all easy to achieve a durable, long lasting finish that also provides beautiful color, depth, and character.
But Hammerton has a solution. In fact, we have several! We have pioneered a proprietary, multiple-coat process that allows us to offer 16 richly colored outdoor finishes that provide incredible visual interest. Compared to most available on the market today, Hammerton finishes are vastly superior in style as well as durability and longevity. By combining the aesthetics of traditional wet paint with the performance of powder coat, our outdoor finishes offer beauty, durability, weather resistance, and even environmental compliance.
View our selection of gorgeous outdoor lighting online. Remember that you can scale any of our fixtures or adapt its style to perfectly suit your space and your personal taste. For help in selecting or designing fixtures, speak to a Hammerton lighting expert at 801.973.8095.