View Full Version : flag pole lighting

04-17-2007, 12:55 PM
does anyone have any recommendations regarding the use of 12v can lights. i am thinking about installing a 25 or 30 foot pole and want to light it up at night semper fi '72

04-18-2007, 01:28 AM
Three 75 watt MR16 lamps using a triangulated design is very effective.

04-18-2007, 10:52 AM
75w bulbs being VERY effective is an understatement. We did 1 with 3-35w triangulated and it was fine.

Depends on the ambient light as well as the total hieght of the flagpole too

Triangulation should give you a good light no matter which way the wind is blowing..

Dreams To Designs
04-18-2007, 12:30 PM
I'll second Billy's recommendation. It's what I use for a pole 20' and shorter. I would imagine bumping up to 50's would be fine for a 30' pole. Depends on the spread of the lens and any interference or competing sources of light.


04-18-2007, 05:19 PM
3 35 watt mr-16 12 degree beam. A 50 is never worth the extra 15 watts for the small gain from a 35 to 50. Any photometric chart will show the small difference.Bullets not well lights. If only viewed from the front then one fixture.
Sean C.

04-19-2007, 09:05 AM
wow im learning my stuff huh... go me!

If its a lawn i would go with wells... if something else bullets... If concrete have fun :)

04-23-2007, 01:16 AM
where do you get these MR lights....do you have a good website I can checkout.....thanks

04-23-2007, 08:59 AM
depends if your a contractor or a homeowner.

04-23-2007, 09:38 AM
luckily, I am both.

05-07-2007, 10:39 AM
thanks 4 all the sugestions and now it begins
ps does anyone have plans to build an ark if so do u need help
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