Exterior lighting is no different from other categories of building materials: it can either be done correctly…or not. The photos below, taken at a tropical resort in the Pacific, show fixtures that have been severely compromised by the salt air environment. The rusted steel tubing and melted plastic lamp enclosure of the bollard, along with the flaking powdercoating over the directional’s failed knuckle, represent poor material choices for those applications. Only two years after opening, this resort needed to replace its landscape fixtures. It could have been done right the first time.