In honor of Memorial Day, we would like to shed a little light on flagpole lighting. If you have a flagpole in your front or backyard, consider the impact lighting could have on it at night. Adding light to your flagpole is a great way to make your yard stand out at night. Depending on the size and location, adding one or two uplights to your flagpole can make a tremendous difference at night. You enjoy your flag during the day, why not enjoy it at night as well?
The home pictured above is an example of landscape lighting project, and the flagpole really stands out in this picture. The homeowners could have chosen not to illuminate their flagpole, and it would have simply faded into the night. They chose to light it, allowing it to become a strong focal point of their home at night. The illuminated flagpole adds interest to their home at night, and it color! The red from the American and Nebraskan flags really pops against the neutral colors of the home and yard at night!
One important thing to keep in mind when considering adding lighting to your flagpole is the voltage used. At McKay Landscape Lighting, we recommend low-voltage landscape lighting, this creates a subtle but noticeable lighting effect. Many commercial grade lighting that can be too overpowering on a flagpole. The low-voltage lighting fixtures and bulbs we use subtly highlight flags without looking florescent or too bright.
If you have a flagpole at your home, low-voltage lighting makes quite an impact while for displaying your flag at night. Making your flag become the focal point of your yard after hours, adding unique character and color as well. At McKay Lighting, our experienced outdoor lighting team will add just the right amount of low-voltage light to ensure your flagpole doesn't look too bright or florescent at night. Our designers will be happy to work with you and come up with a design you can be proud of. Don't let your flagpole get swallowed by the night, let it shine!
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