Customers from Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio often ask us why we use copper as the main component for our outdoor lighting fixtures. The brass vs. copper debate should be one of the easier decisions when it comes to choosing the best landscape lighting fixture for you. While copper and brass are both excellent materials for outdoor lighting fixtures, copper offers a few advantages.
Copper is the best material for application in outdoor lighting when it comes to longevity. It thoroughly resists corrosion from fresh water, salt water, various soil types, and is resistant to temperature fluctuations and extremes in Ohio’s Midwestern climate. Copper is also resistant to corrosion from a wide variety of inorganic and organic chemicals. These are precisely the reasons why copper is often used as a roofing material, along with a wide variety of other architectural applications from doorknobs to kick plates.