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flag pole lighting

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by kcpondkeeper, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. kcpondkeeper

    kcpondkeeper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    :usflag:
    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
     
  2. Beartooth

    Beartooth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    Three 75 watt MR16 lamps using a triangulated design is very effective.
     
  3. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    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..
     
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    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.

    Kirk
     
  5. eskerlite

    eskerlite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    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.
     
  6. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    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 :)
     
  7. skinnydogz

    skinnydogz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    where do you get these MR lights....do you have a good website I can checkout.....thanks
     
  8. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    depends if your a contractor or a homeowner.
     
  9. skinnydogz

    skinnydogz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    luckily, I am both.
     
  10. kcpondkeeper

    kcpondkeeper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    thanks 4 all the sugestions and now it begins
    ps does anyone have plans to build an ark if so do u need help
    40 days and 40 nights till the sewers back up
     

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