You know, if you are refferring to aluminum ground mounted fixtures I will agree with you, it is not the best. However.... I have had fantastic sucess with a variety of Aluminum fixtures from Nightscaping. Their Stylist, Mini Stylist, Guardian, and even my Signature INTEGRAliter in Aluminum have all performed very well here. I have been mounting Guardians and Mini-Stylists onto homes and boat houses (marine environments even!) for years and have never had one problem. The fixtures do not corrode and the powder coating has never failed. I don't know what type of aluminum Nightscaping is using, but it does seem to stand up. I have seen aluminum fixtures from Snoc, Hadco, and others that are just a mess! Usually the powdercoat is first to fail and then the corrosion kicks in. So, keep an open mind and don't discount looking at aluminum fixtures from manufacturers that will stand behind them. Have a great day.