All of Bevolo's brackets are fabricated using the highest quality of steel and are welded together by experienced metal fabricators to ensure it will support the light for as long as you own it. Steel Brackets can require upkeep to prevent rusting. We recommend re-painting brackets periodically depending on the environment. Bevolo offers bracket finishes or materials for normal environment areas to harsh, rough or salty & corrosive environment areas. Our Lighting Designers will be happy to assist you in determining the best bracket material for your environment.