Flag Pole Mounting Bracket

starry night

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Hey Jim, Long time no post. I have not seen such a mount. But I am wondering why you wouldn't illuminate the whole pole and the flag from the ground up. Without the pole showing, the flag is just viewed as floating in the air.
 
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JimLewis

JimLewis

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Location
Beaverton, OR
Well, there is one rather broad tree and several larger shrubs and a large Phormium at the bottom of the flag pole. So illuminating from the ground is what we're doing here now but it means regular pruning to keep the light path clear. It would be much easier if I could just mount the light fixture (or a couple light fixtures) like 4-5' up the pole. You'd still see the pole just fine (because below that is blocked by the foliage anyway) we just wouldn't have to be pruning so much, just to keep the light path clear.
 

starry night

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I wonder if such a bracket could be easily fabricated by some shop?
 

JMK26

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Location
Missouri
Well, there is one rather broad tree and several larger shrubs and a large Phormium at the bottom of the flag pole. So illuminating from the ground is what we're doing here now but it means regular pruning to keep the light path clear. It would be much easier if I could just mount the light fixture (or a couple light fixtures) like 4-5' up the pole. You'd still see the pole just fine (because below that is blocked by the foliage anyway) we just wouldn't have to be pruning so much, just to keep the light path clear.
Don't know if this would work in your situation...We got this for my dad for Father's day and it works very well. I just texted him to see if he still has the pics of it a little after dusk and to send them.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ENSSPBQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

starry night

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Guys who are not lighting professionals: I am not trying to be snooty but the OP is a professional.(and polite enough that he wouldn't come back on you as I am doing.) He is looking for a substantial bracket to mount a substantial, professional LED fixture. It will be wired for 12 volt. It won't be solar.
 

rlitman

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Long Island
I'd suggest searching for a pole camera mount. There are all sorts of security camera mounting systems that bolt onto poles, most using worm gear clamps that will adapt to any reasonable pole size, even if the pole is tapered (stay away from ones that use sized U bolts, because that can compromise the pole).

Worst case scenario, you bolt an exterior electrical box to the pole mount, and get your 1/2" threaded connection from there if you can't find a mount that has what you need.

That, or use a short piece of Unistrut and a large pipe clamp that fits the pole (though Unistrut pipe clamps are sized for conduit and pipe and may not come in a size for that part of the pole).

Or fab something up with worm gear clamps. That's what I'd do in my home.
 

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