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Resin outdoor light fixtures

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Resin outdoor light fixtures

I’m looking into replacing my outdoor light fixtures with something nicer, I’ve noticed some manufacturers have premium resin vs. the normal metal ones for a 20-30% premium. Is it worth it for an Ontario home? I understand for a coastal home it would make sense.

Previously I’ve only installed cheap $50 pieces from Lowe’s/Home Depot, so I expected them to rust and be replaced in 10 years. The ones I’m looking at are $450 in metal or $600 in resin.
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Kenneth wrote: I’m looking into replacing my outdoor light fixtures with something nicer, I’ve noticed some manufacturers have premium resin vs. the normal metal ones for a 20-30% premium. Is it worth it for an Ontario home? I understand for a coastal home it would make sense.

Previously I’ve only installed cheap $50 pieces from Lowe’s/Home Depot, so I expected them to rust and be replaced in 10 years. The ones I’m looking at are $450 in metal or $600 in resin.
I rather buy the metal one (more popular and choices), replace when all rusted or sick of it (+10 years).
I hate to speculate. I hate to forecast. I am just proactive.
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I need to change as well.. you got any pics.. wow.. $450 each ?? I need 6 and did not budget that much :(
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If it's exposed to the elements (particularly UV), I don't think paying more means it will last significantly longer. At that price, it's an aesthetics choice... brand + looks...
But if you do come across something that will stand the test of time, i would definitely be interested lol.

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