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What are the Commonly Used Manufacturing Materials for Lighting Fixtures?

Lighting fixtures are essential in creating a comfortable and functional living space. Choosing the right material for manufacturing can significantly affect the functionality, durability, and aesthetic appeal of the final product. In this article, Canco will share several manufacturing materials commonly used for lighting fixtures and their advantages and disadvantages.

1. Aluminum

Aluminum is a lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and easy-to-work-with material, making it a popular choice for lighting fixture manufacturing. Its natural silvery finish gives it a sleek and modern look, making it suitable for contemporary designs. Canco aluminum profile fixture housing can be bent in different angles or arc shapes, end customers can customize any shape and color they want to make a unique indoor space. Aluminum is commonly used in pendant lights, track lights, and downlights.

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  • Has good heat dissipation
  • Easy to mold into various shapes
  • Sleek and modern appearance


  • It takes time to design and manufacture extrusion aluminum molds
  • It can only support powder coated and very few electrical plating colors, like brush gold color

2. Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a durable and corrosion-resistant material, making it suitable for outdoor lighting fixtures. The most advantage of stainless steel is electrical plating finished colors, they can supply mirror chrome color, rose golden color, silver color, champagne gold color, bronze color, and pure golden color, which looks elegant and colorful design makes life powerful. Stainless Steel is commonly used in ceiling lights, chandeliers, and wall sconces.

Wall Lights Stainless Steel


  • Durable and corrosion-resistant
  • Wide range of finishes available
  • The classic and timeless appearance


  • Single style, relatively general workmanship
  • When making a large-size stainless steel housing circular LED chandelier, is not easy to connect, very easy to lead light leak

3. Brass

Brass has a natural luster and is highly conductive, making it an ideal material for high-end lighting fixtures. It is a corrosion-resistant metal and can be easily polished to restore its shine. Additionally, the shape of brass light fixtures is often full of artistic sense. Artistic things are decorated with charm, which is suitable for classical-style decoration. However, it is a relatively heavy material, and its cost can be a deterrent for some consumers. Brass is commonly used in table lamps, floor lamps, and wall sconces.

Brass Floor Lamp


  • High conductivity
  • Plasticity is very good
  • Has superior mechanical properties


  • Relatively heavy material
  • The price is relatively expensive and relatively high installation requirements

4. Glass

Glass is currently a relatively popular lighting fixture, offering a range of colors, textures, and shapes. It is a good choice for diffusing light and creating a warm and cozy atmosphere in a room. However, glass is fragile and can be challenging to install. Additionally, it also requires frequent cleaning to avoid the accumulation of dust and grime, which can be difficult to clean and maintain. Glass is commonly used in pendant lights, chandeliers, and table lamps.

Glass Chandeliers


  • Good transparency and high illumination
  • Excellent high-temperature resistance


  • More fragile than other materials
  • Relatively heavy and requires the use of special supports for safety

5. Plastic

Plastic is a versatile and cost-effective material for lighting fixtures, but it has its limitations when it comes to durability and high-temperature applications. Plastic is commonly used in path lights, floodlights, and other outdoor fixtures.


  • The price is cheaper than other material fixtures
  • Lightweight material, easy to install and transport


  • Relatively poor durability
  • Some types of plastic are not resistant to high temperatures

6. Wood

Wood light fixtures are a classic home decor element that can add warmth to a room. It not only has a warm and natural style but also has a unique artistic atmosphere. Wood is usually used in retro chandeliers, ceiling lamps, and night lights.

Wood Pendant Light


  • Natural texture
  • Energy saving and environmental protection
  • Good carving and modeling performance


  • Easily damaged in wet environments
  • Will tarnish or fade easily and require regular waxing or maintenance
  • Wood light fixtures are heavy, and safety issues need to be considered during the installation

By understanding the advantages and disadvantages of several commonly used lamp manufacturing materials, I hope to bring you good ideas. If you are a project company or architect, when you design architectural lighting for a big building, Canco Lighting Extruded Aluminum Housing Hanging LED Circular Light is your best choice. We can customize your project to the exact dimensions you need, CONTACT US now to chat more about your lighting needs.

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