Solar Flagpole Lights

If you want to proudly display your flag at night, consider solar flagpole lights...

In the United States, for example, the US Flag Code states...

It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

If your flag pole isn't located near a power source, solar flag pole lights are an ideal solution. Using a solar light, you won't need to run a power line from your home to the flag pole. The solar lighting package will come with everything you need to light up your flag...

  • Solar cells
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Light sensor
  • Light

The solar cells will generate electricity all day long that will be used to charge the batteries. When the light sensor indicates that it is dark, it will switch the light on. The light will get its power from the batteries. When the light sensor notices that the day is about to begin, it will switch the light off.

However, you need to be aware of two key drawbacks to using solar lights...

First, the batteries may not get fully charged before nightfall. There are a number of reasons this could happen. For example, if the flagpole isn't in a location that gets sufficient direct sunlight during the day, the solar cells won't be able to generate enough electricity to fully charge the batteries before sunset. When the batteries are not fully charged, the solar light may not last through the whole night.

Second, the light bulbs used will not be as bright as those that use power from your standard electrical system. As a result, the flag isn't illuminated as well as it would be if you were able to get a standard power connection to the flagpole.

If you can handle those drawbacks, here are some solar flag pole lighting options you can consider...

  • One of the more unique solutions for illuminating a flag is the Sunnytech┬« Solar Power Flag Pole Light . This solar light is a disc that mounts at the top of the flagpole. The top of the disc has solar cells to capture the sunlight while the bottom of the disc has 20 LED lights. The lights shine down on the flag.
  • A more traditional solution is the Forge Residential Solar Flag Pole Light . This solution is mounted to the flag pole underneath the flag. It is a two-piece unit that consists of the solar cells and a 60 LUX light with a built in rechargeable battery. The light shines up towards the flag.

If you are interested in flying your flag at night, consider using solar flagpole lights to keep it proudly visible.


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