Whenever you consider installing an outdoor wall light, you should check the weather conditions they’re suitable for.
To do that, you need to look for a two-digit protection rating, otherwise known as Ingress Protection (IP). The first digit relates to the protection rating against foreign bodies and the second, moisture.
Most outdoor wall lights have a minimum rating of IP44, but if you’re unsure what these mean (and we wouldn’t blame you) it’s best to contact us for technical advice.
If you live in coastal areas, outdoor seawater-resistant lights (which are available in vintage designs too), don’t necessarily have the highest IP rating. However, the materials used in their construction protect against oxidation and rust — making them able to withstand the salty air near the coast for longer.