LET THERE BE LIGHT: FLYING YOUR FLAG AT NIGHT
The U.S. Flag Code mandates that an American flag that’s flown at night should be properly illuminated. With an outdoor flag lighting setup, you can show your dedication to our flag and country 24 hours a day, and not just on patriotic holidays. Solar powered lighting and wired electric flagpole lighting each have advantages and disadvantages; the deciding factors will be your display, your location and your budget.
Many cities and neighborhood associations require permits or have ordinances in place regarding the installation of lights. Check with local guidelines before making any decisions on flagpole illumination.
WIRED: It may be required that wired outdoor flag lighting complies with local building codes. Don’t forget to call before you dig! Call 811 or visit the website at call811.com.
SOLAR: Solar lights generally have a lower wattage and may comply more easily with local restrictions on bright lighting
While a wired outdoor flag lighting setup has its advantages, a solar flagpole illumination system might be more cost-effective.
WIRED: Licensed electricians are a necessity for installing in-ground lighting, this will be an added cost to your lighting project.
SOLAR: Solar powered lights are simple to install without an electrician and are less expensive in the long run, as they do not influence your monthly electric bill.
There are several factors to take into account here, including the amount of natural light during daylight hours and the amount of ambient light at night.
WIRED: If there’s a lot of ambient light in the area close to the flagpole, the higher wattage electric lighting may be a better choice thanks to its ability to overpower the surrounding lights.
SOLAR: Solar lighting works best in areas that do not have tree coverage, as they will require direct sunlight in the daytime hours to fully charge.
Feel free to contact Carrot-Top’s Customer Care Center with any questions or concerns regarding our solar powered landscape lights and our electric outdoor lighting options. Simply dial (800)628-3524 and speak with any of our experienced Care Professionals.
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