|Once you have a flagpole, you may want to
add lights to illuminate a flag flown at
night. Without illumination, it is custom
to lower the flag at sundown.|
If you are considering buying
here are some tips:
- For the proper illumination of the flag,
you need to use spotlights, not floodlights.
- Usually located at the base of the flagpole,
spotlights can be in-ground or above the
ground. The advantage of In-ground lights
is that they eliminate the hazard arising
from mowing or walking around the flagpole.
- The spotlights need to be designed for outdoor
use and protected from rain and snow.
- Lights that are powered by photocells eliminate
having to bury wires for electricity
need to be in areas where there
is sun to
- If your flagpole is tall, you may need more
than one light so all of the flag can be
seen, not just the lower part.
- If you are concerned that the light might
bother the neighbors, consider a lighting
system that is in the ball (finial) at the
top of the flagpole. It shines down on the
flag and uses less light, which make it less
likely to disturb the neighbors.