How do I know which type of flag pole light kit to select for a flagpole lighting system?

There are two primary types of flagpole lighting kits for a flagpole lighting system. Low-voltage flagole lights, 12V, are better suited for Residential use. Most “Do It Yourselfer’s” can easily handle this flagpole lighting system. The primary disadvantage is distance and wattage limitations. For larger aluminum flagpoles, 120V “hard-wired” kits are recommended. These flagpole lighting kits are designed for commercial use and must be installed by an electrical contractor.

How far back should my flagpole light be set back?

Flag pole lighting fixtures should be setback from the pole one-third to one-half the length of the flag. Other setbacks will produce different results as well as tilting or aiming the flagpole lighting fixtures toward the flag can also increase light levels. Setbacks are also dependent on type of lighting fixture(s) and wattage.

Do you have a catalog?

No, we do not have a catalog as the cost of maintaining a catalog and its changes got to be cost prohibitive. Our pages are downloadable, so please help yourself if you need to print information.

Where do you purchase your materials?

We buy only from U.S. manufacturers and their assigns. We have had an occasion to buy from outside the U.S., but that was only because we were instructed to do so from our customer.

What size flag should fly on my flagpole?

The height of the flag should be equal to 25-40% of the height of the flagpole. For instance if you have a 20 ft. flagpole, you can fly a flag that has a height of 5 ft. up to 8 ft.

Where do I go with my ripped and worn out flags?

Take your flag to any Veterans Association and they will properly dispose of the flag for you.

How are flags shipped?

All flags, flagpoles, and flagpole lighting systems are shipped UPS Ground unless otherwise specified. Normal delivery is 5-7 working days from date of order.

Why is a flagpole actually longer than its designation?

A flagpole is designated by the above ground height. The actual height includes the portino of the pole that goes in the ground. (Ground set only).

What are the factors that affect the price of a flagpole?

There are basically seven features that distinguish any given flagpole.

  • Material (aluminum, steel, fiberglass, or wood)
  • Height
  • Butt diameter
  • Wall thickness
  • Finish (brushed aluminum, anodized, powder painted)
  • Halyard system (internal or external)
  • Installation type (ground set, shoe base, or wall mount)

How should the flagpole be grounded?

If the foundations are set in soil, the concrete foundation, anchor bolts, or lightening spike, will provide adequate protection for the pole itself.

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North American Flags & Flagpoles
1624 Woodruff Road Suite 1 (Ace Hardware Center)
Greenville, SC 29607
Telephone: 864-288-1418
Fax: 864-248-6109