Drawing its inspiration from ships and docks, the marine style is usually utilitarian, but can also occasionally refer to move casual beach and shore lifestyle designs too. Lighting fixtures are often sealed or otherwise protected against the elements - frequently containing guards to protect them from accidental harm. Sometimes this style come with molded lenses – to emulate ship’s port and starboard, masthead, signal or binnacle lights. The style is frequently used in exterior fixtures for obvious reasons. Expensive materials like brass, copper and bronze are common, as are weather resistant painted and powder coated finishes.