One of the major drawbacks of any lighting system installed near coastal areas is the rapid deterioration due to corrosion. The only answer to this in the past has been to use high grade stainless steel, which is costly and has a limited lifespan.
The lamps installed along the Swan River Foreshore and the J. H. Abrahams Reserve in Western Australia are made from recycled plastic, and are fitted with corrosion resistant lamp heads and 42-watt compact fluoro lamps. The control gear is housed right up under the lamp base – well above ground level and clear of moisture.
These lamps demonstrate the versatility of recycled plastic, and with a little imagination, you can produce a very attractive product in an environmentally responsible way too.