In typical New England fashion, we've had wild weather in 2018: bombogenesis, tornado watches, and flash flooding, just to name a few of the events from the last year.
While everyone can feel the effects of wild weather, people who own homes near the ocean have many more worries than those of us in the 'burbs—even when the weather is "normal."
For example, the salty, seaside air can quickly turn an outdoor fixture's finish from shiny and new to dull, peeling, or – worse – rusting.
While we can't solve every issue affecting ocean homes, we can tackle that one.
Below, we discuss the best materials to consider for beautiful, long-lasting exterior lights as well as our favorite picks from lighting manufacturers specializing in those materials.
Pro tip: Live by the shore? Always choose outdoor fixtures specifically rated for coastal environments. Even if you don't live on the coast, these fixtures make a great choice because they will last you for years to come.