BY COLONIAL FLAG, MANUFACTURED BY NGL
Properly illuminate your flag with this first of it's kind flagpole light. Manufactured with 1600 Lumens of bright light. Enough light to double as a security light for your property!
12 CREE L.E.D's.
50,000 Hour Estimated Light
1/8 The Cost of Traditional Lighting (Only 10 watts)
Cool Color Light Option
Photo Cell For Auto On/Off
5 Year Warranty
Easy Installation & Retro Fit
360 Degree Lighting
Dark Sky Friendly
For External Halyard Flagpoles
Works With 15ft to 30ft Flagpoles
Made In The USA
Posted by Harold Magnotta on 5th Jul 2016
As a tribute to all of our military's personnel, including my son, I decided that I wanted to install a 30' flag pole and accompany it with a large American Flag in my front yard. One of the problems I needed to overcome regarding this new addition to my property, due to a 24 hour flag display, was lighting. Lighting is the most important feature to 24 hour flight, it is the law!
Most flag poles of this distance/height, need utilize large, cumbersome, and commercial looking fixtures that would be powerful enough to illuminate the flag 30' away. Therefore, by installing this type of fixture, it reduces the travel distance of the light by 29'-6'!! This light mounts 6" away/above the actual flag itself, solving multiple issues such as proper illumination, ugly fixtures, inclement weather (specifically snow accumulation), vandalism and several other maintenance issues regarding ground mounted fixtures as these ground based light fixture compete with landscaping beautification at or around the base.
Upon receiving the light itself in the box from Colonial Flag, I discovered there were no instructions for mounting. Therefore, there was a need to field engineer one specific issue, wire feed access. If you are using an existing flag pole truck pulley assembly (like me), you must figure out a proper way to feed the low volt light fixture's wire thru the truck pulley assembly, being extremely careful not to breach the bearing housing, and the female threaded portion of the truck's housing for male threaded end of your ball or eagle.
After very careful examination of the light system and the truck pulley assembly, I realized that I would have to take an educated guess and create my own access thru the 'truck' to allow the wire to be installed onto or thru the pole truck pulley assembly.
I used a similar sized drill bit in comparison to the wire gauge and laid out (visually) where the hole would need to be drilled paying extremely acute attention to the truck's bearing housing and the threaded hole for the ball so as not to damage or block either of the two's functions, along with making sure that the hole will actually work!
It did! Perfectly! The light was then mounted easily enough and the wire was fished thru the pole's truck pulley assembly leading to the center of the pole. The bearing housing was not damaged nor breached, and the newly drilled hole did not enter the threaded portion for the ball mounting as if it did then your wire would be sliced when you screw the ball into it's hole. Beginners luck, coupled with a good understanding of moving and attachable mechanisms allowed this entire system to collectively function, well.
The light is brilliant, sleek and does not look obtrusive. Our Nation's symbol is the most important feature of any flag pole's accessory. The light does not "steal the show".
I physically examined the light housing. It is light weight plastic yet durable to touch. Modern LED lights are placed so as to shine 360 degrees equally and nicely. It is NOT too bright, as that would not be a very dignified feature as well. To me, it is just the perfect amount of brightness and intensity -- CLASSY STUFF HERE. It is an accessory, and it does not overwhelm the majesty and allure of our flag. This is a perfect marriage of bragging and show casing. Great option for any flag pole! Truly...
All prices are in USD.