Use and maintenance
At Nordlux we recommend galvanised lamps for most outdoor environments. Due to the chemical process all our galvanised lamps are durable and resistant towards the elements, which means that galvanised lamps are advantageous near the shore. When you purchase a galvanised lamp, it will have a glossy surface. The surface will over time take on a beautifully matt and rustic appearance, as the natural and living material moves and changes continuously.
A galvanised lamp generally does not require any maintenance. Yet, it is recommended by Nordlux - especially in areas near the coast - to frequently wash the lamp with warm water and a soft brush to remove salt and in that way achieve the longest possible lifetime.
As the lamp is manually dipped in the melted zinc, there can be variations in the surface in the shape of an uneven surface or minor formations of drops that will be evened out after a few years of exposure.
In addition, the galvanizing process can also leave thin ‘zinc curtains’ hanging from the edge of the shade. They can be easily removed with a soft brush.