If you’ve ever driven past the American flag elegantly lit up at night, then you know the impact it can have.
Having a flagpole in your yard brings a sense of patriotism and pride. Yet, when it comes to having to take it inside every night out of respect, it can become a hassle.
Luckily, you can keep your flag out past sunset and not break any rules by lighting your flag at night.
There are a few options for lighting your flagpole at night. One way is with flagpole lights from Home Depot – but is that really the best choice?
We’ve got the best options for your flagpole! Keep reading to learn more about the best ways to light your flagpole nightly.
Choose Your Flagpole
Even if you don’t want to take your flagpole and/or flag down at night. There are still other rules that require you to take your American flag down such as during inclement weather.
You might also be required to lower your flag to half-mast during times of mourning. This is why we recommend choosing a telescoping flagpole.
Owning a solid flagpole is a thing of the past. The latest technology in telescoping flagpoles makes owning and maintaining a flagpole much easier.
You no longer have to deal with owning a full-length flagpole that is difficult to move and store. It also solves the problem of tangled ropes and having to untie them to raise or lower your flag.
Finding the Best Lights
There are a few things to consider when choosing the right lights for your flagpole. Although price is a factor, you don’t want to choose a LED flagpole light based on cost alone.
Maybe a flagpole solar light from Home Depot is inexpensive but you get what you pay for.
Your flagpole lights need to stand up to the elements. If you buy a low-quality light that is inexpensive, it might end up breaking in a short amount of time and be a waste of money.
You also have to consider if you want the light to be solar-powered or electric. Solar-powered lights make installation easy and are also energy efficient. You don’t have to remember to turn them on and off because they automatically turn on once the sun sets.
However, not all solar-powered lights are equally powerful. You don’t want to break the American flag code by not sufficiently lighting your American flagpole.
You need an extra powerful and narrow beam for an American flagpole. This is because the red and blue of the flag absorbs a lot of light.
Solar power flagpole lights should also have strong batteries that are going to last a while. Plus, you don’t want your solar light to die halfway through the night.
Make sure your solar light is strong enough to illuminate your flag throughout the night. Your American flagpole should not be left out in the dark.
It also helps to know your flagpole light comes with a warranty from the manufacturer. This guarantees that your light is free from defects. Our flagpole lights come with a two-year warranty!
You should also consider the appearance of your solar light. You don’t want the beauty of your flagpole to be ruined by an ugly flagpole light.
Believe it or not, some American flagpole lights can be cumbersome and ruin the sleekness of your flagpole.
Different Mounting Options
Another important aspect to consider is how it is mounted.
Does the LED flagpole light sit at the top of your flagpole beneath an accent like a golden ball or eagle? Does it fit properly on your particular flagpole?
It also can depend on what effect you want to have and also the lighting laws in your area. For example, some states don’t allow lights to be pointed upwards towards the sky, due to light pollution.
It’s better to purchase a flagpole light that comes with your specific flagpole to make sure it fits snugly. Not all flagpole lights from Home Depot fit your flagpole.
Multi-Light Solar Flagpole Lights
You also have the option of choosing between a singular flagpole light and a multi-light solar flagpole light. The difference is that you can light your American flagpole installation more brightly, and from multiple angles.
This is a nice feature because you can point the lights in multiple directions and at different angles. You might prefer this if you have more than one pole or other parts of your display that you want lit.
You also have to consider aesthetics because the multi-lights can take attention away from the flag itself since they tend to be more noticeable and cumbersome.
Multiple wires between the units and the battery can also be an eyesore. However, if you have multiple flagpoles and also like to create more advanced lighting displays, then this type of flagpole light is perfect.
Why Choose The Titan Solar Light
Sure, there may be several solar light options out there to choose from. However, it’s important to remember that not all are created equally.
One brand, the Titan Solar Light, offers all of the following features which make it a popular choice:
- Can be used in conjunction with most residential flagpoles. Has a universal 1/2″ fitting.
- Aluminum top with Powerfilm protected solar panels & LED lights.
- Batteries are included.
- Automatic on/off switch runs from dusk until dawn.
- Six bright LED lights provide flag illumination.
- Available in silver or bronze/black to match your flagpole.
- A ball topper or eagle topper (1/2″ diameter) is needed to secure the light to the flagpole.
- Made in the U.S.A
This light comes with easy to follow installation and battery maintenance instructions. Plus, every Titan Solar Light comes with a 2-year limited warranty!
When it comes to illuminating your flagpole, make sure you choose a brand that stands out for all the right reasons.
Don’t Settle for Flagpole Lights From Home Depot
Ready to get the right solar light for your home? Don’t settle for flagpole lights from Home Depot, your display deserves better. Find a flagpole light with the expert stamp of approval.
At Flagpole Farm, we offer high-quality, long-lasting Titan Solar Lights, telescoping flagpoles, and more! You can check out how to buy the complete setup here.
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