Original Durable Material
Brass is perhaps the most durable metal in common use – it has been used for coins since the 16th Century. Brass is simply Copper strengthened with Zinc, and is exceptionally strong and durable. The lowest value coins are usually made from Brass. Hence the old saying “I haven’t even got a brass farthing” (A Farthing was a quarter of 1 Penny when there were 240 pennies to the pound making it a mere 1/960 of a pound! )
If you want your garden lights to last a lifetime, then choose Brass. Natural Brass is a golden colour which can look fantastic in certain gardens. It can also look overtly bold, so is not to everyone’s taste. Aged or antique brass finish is a much more pleasing colour, and blends excellently with a rustic garden. An Antique finish will keep its appearance for many years, and needs no maintenance apart from the occasional light clean.
Brass Lighting Use
Until recently, most Brass lighting was made for the USA market where 12v prevails. Lumena have now a large range of both 12v and 240v Brass lights. 240v versions include Path/Bollard Brick lights, Spike lights and Step lights. Although 12v is by far the safer option and less liable to trip, many electricians prefer to use 240v as it can be more convenient to them than using a transformer. In fact, we have found that Lumena Brass lights are virtually trouble free with no water condensation problems common to other types of 240v lights.
Wall lights, Path lights, Brick lights, Spreadlights, Spike lights, In-ground lights, Step lights, small Floodlights are all available in Brass from the UK’s largest stockist of Brass lights; www.lumenalights.com
Brass needs no maintenance and is also the best material for underwater and fountain applications.
Brass lighting need not be expensive, in fact the cost is less than Copper or 316 Stainless steel. So remember, for a classic reliable garden lighting scheme, use Brass!