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Living near the beach or a lake has many benefits. Not only is the climate often more enjoyable, but the views are to die for and the many opportunities to enjoy the water, from fishing to simply swimming, are the envy of everyone who lives inland. However, living near the coast does come with its own problems that you need to be aware of and prepare your home for. Nowhere is this more clear than with your home's lighting. Here are a few reasons why having marine-grade lighting is ideal when you live close to the beach.
1. Regular Lights Will Corrode
Whether you live near a salty or fresh body of water, the humidity and moisture in the air will affect everything you own. Most homes near the coast are, therefore, painted with extremely strong and durable paint, and often the only weak point is the outdoor lights. Traditional lights will corrode and the internal components that connect to your home's power system can be corrupted. This can lead to a very expensive power outage, in addition to your lights breaking completely. Marine-grade lighting is the only defense against this, as it is designed to survive the weather around bodies of water.
2. Lasts Longer
Even if your traditional lighting options do not immediately get affected by the salty air, they will break down much quicker than those marine-grade lighting options. They just do not have any built-in defense mechanisms to last more than a few months. If you do not enjoy the idea of constantly going around and changing all the lights that have broken then you should opt for a more sturdy option at the start. Yes, it might cost more, but you will save that money in time by not having to buy new lights every few months.
3. Many Options
Marine-grade lighting might sound quite stuffy and restricted, but there are actually quite a lot of options that you can choose from. From more reserved, wall mounted lights to large, ceiling-hanging variants that can be a feature all in their own right. Whatever you feel like, you can find with marine-grade lighting. If you can't find something you like in-stock, then simply ask for it to be ordered in or ask the store about similar options to see what their advice is. You may be surprised how normal your lighting can look even with that added benefit of marine-grade protection.