Nature is beautiful - but it can also be rough. Crashing waves, wind, salt and especially sand can be a challenge for your home and your outdoor lighting. For Danish Nordlux, this beautiful but harsh nature and weather is part of everyday life. We therefore strive to produce lamps created from natural materials which are also resistant and durable, year after year, in relentless weather and nature.
Brass, copper and nickel come together to create a beautiful symphony of products which can withstand the harsh weather and simultaneously age gracefully over time, without deteriorating. Here we can highlight our Helford and Polperro wall lamps, which are inspired by the harsh Nordic weather, and where the maritime design emphasizes the raw and rustic.
You will also find galvanised steel in the series of durable materials, which is a speciality of Nordlux’s and one of our most preferred materials for outdoor products. Therefore, our range of outdoor lamps is broadest in this area. We appreciate the beautiful appearence the product takes on and the material’s great potential, which allows us to offer better and more durable lamps to as many people as possible - in coastal areas and in cities. The quality of the galvanizing is a great priority at Nordlux and therefore, it is worth knowing what is means, when a lamp is galvanized.
Galvanizing is a chemical process, where acid cleaned steel is dipped into 460°C melted zinc. When the steel is dipped into the melted zinc, a chemical reaction between the metals occur, where the zinc in a way rusts and form a surface alloy that protects the steel against outside elements that normally would cause rust. This process makes Nordlux’s galvanized products durable and a natural product as it is created of natural materials and metals.
At Nordlux we recommend galvanized lamps for most outdoor environments. Due to the chemical process all our galvanized lamps are durable and resistant towards the elements, which means that galvanized lamps are advantageous near the shore. When you purchase a galvanized lamp, it will have a glossy surface. The surface will over time take on a beautifully flat and rustic appearance, as the natural and living material moves and changes continuously.
A galvanized 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.
Nordlux offers a 15-year guarantee on all outdoor lamps in galvanized steel, copper and brass. Read more here.