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How to choose the right material for your outdoor lighting


You’ve decided to invest in lighting for your outdoor space and know exactly what you want and where you’d like it. But …

  • Have you thought about which materials will work best?
  • Have you considered where you live?
  • Do you know how the weather affects your choice?

It’s important that your outdoor lighting meets the demands of the environment in which it is placed. Here’s a snapshot of popular outdoor lighting materials to help you make a decision:


Die Cast Aluminium

  • Very affordable.
  • Opt for powder-coated aluminium because the paint acts as a sealant and offers more protection from wear and tear.
  • SG and Luted use specialised die cast aluminium with a coating and have 5-year warranties.


Luted Aluminium Wall Light - Selective Lighting

Luted Aluminium Wall Light

Luted Aluminium Garden Spike - Selective Lighting

Luted Aluminium Garden Spike

Luted Aluminium Wall Light - Selective Lighting

Luted Aluminium Wall Light

SG Frame Rectangle Bulkhead - Selective Lighting

SG Frame Rectangle Bulkhead

SG Frame Round Maxi - Selective Lighting

SG Frame Round Maxi

SG Frame Square - Selective Lighting

SG Frame Square

Stainless Steel

  • Contemporary and sleek aesthetic.
  • Retains its ‘new’ look if you clean it well.
  • Holds up well against corrosion due to its protective layer of chromium oxide.
  • However, this layer of chromium oxide can be compromised by sand and dirt. If you live in a dry, dusty area, it’s recommended that you clean your fixtures regularly.


Stainless Steel Sphere - Selective Lighting

Stainless Steel Sphere

Ralora Wall Light - Selective Lighting

Ralora Wall Light

Outdoor Up and Down Wall Light - Selective Lighting

Outdoor Up and Down Wall Light

Stainless Steel Solar Spotlight - Selective Lighting

Stainless Steel Solar Spotlight


Fumagalli Shockproof Resin

  • Very durable.
  • Won’t absorb any moisture from the air and can withstand high temperatures without cracking.
  • Rust and corrosion-free.
  • UV stabilised so won’t fade from exposure to sunlight.
  • Includes silicon rubber gasket to ensure high protection against external agents.
  • Lifetime warranty.


Fumagalli Half Lantern - Selective Lighting

Fumagalli Half Lantern

Fumagalli Carlo-FS - Selective Lighting

Fumagalli Carlo-FS

Fumagalli Maddi - Selective Lighting

Fumagalli Maddi

Fumagalli Ester Spike - Selective Lighting

Fumagalli Ester Spike


Click here to see more outdoor lighting solutions from Selective Lighting.


See these and more outdoor lighting fixtures from Eurolux and other specialist brands at Selective Lighting – 28 West Street, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth.