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Lighting The American Flag

Since 1777, the American flag has been a symbol of our nation’s strength, pride, freedom and honor.

As a celebration of patriotism, it is important to protect the integrity of the flag and display it in accordance to flag lighting code. We broke down the United States Flag Code, so you can fly and properly illuminate Old Glory with pride!

According to the U.S. Flag Code, the American flag should be raised at dawn and retired at dusk, or properly illuminated in the hours of darkness. When lighting a flag, it is important to consider surrounding it with ambient light.

In a well-lit city or neighborhood, use a high-output LED Floodlight to counter brighter surroundings. In a country or rural setting with less ambient light, use a lower-output LED Floodlight.

Why use LED flagpole lights?

LED flagpole light provides better color quality, creating a brighter, truer red, white and blue. Spot or narrow LED Floodlights are recommended for more direct light.

In most residential applications, a single LED Floodlight will provide sufficient flag lighting.

Pole height

Pole height should be approximately 3 to 4 times the length of the flag.