The External Flagpole Beacon is the most environmentally correct way for flag illumination on flagpoles during night hours. For the first time, flags can be properly lit during nighttime hours without lighting adjoining properties and the night sky! As light pollution and light trespass become increasingly important issues for city and county governments across the country, the Flagpole Beacon already complies with these new regulations. Its patented design (U.S. Patent 7,275,495) lights the flag only and follows the flag as the wind blows it around the flagpole.
The Flagpole Beacon is certified as an IDA Approved Dark-Sky Friendly Fixture. This series of Dark Sky Flagpole Beacon features a shield over the LED lights to minimize glare and reduce light trespass, in accordance with International Dark Sky Association guidelines.
The included 20 Watt Solar Power Collector efficiently generates solar energy to power the Flagpole Beacon. The Solar Power Collector has the same environmentally friendly features as the Flagpole Beacon.
Solar Power Option Package – includes collector, pole mount, and battery.
Solar Panels: High Efficiency Photovoltaic
Aluminum Frame: 80/20 T-Slotted Aluminum System
Battery Pack Parts: 3.3V 3300mAh high energy density batteries
Microprocessor regulated charging board (monitors each battery segments charge)*
100 Watt Power Switching Board
External manual on/off switch (to conserve batteries when not in use)
All units lab or field tested minimum 48 Hours
Tested with 2- 3 Watt Super Bright LED Bulbs
Lumens 110 / Color Temp 5000K
50,000 hours average bulb life
38 Degree luminous projection
With a solar panel installed either on the top or side of the flagpole, it can be charged within two hours, providing up to 18 straight hours of a six-watt, LED light (two bulbs), equaling the brightness of two 25-watt MR-halogen bulbs. LED bulbs are a cooler 5000K light source and last much longer than regular incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. (50,000 hr) The 20″ X 18″ panels start at 20 watts.