A contractor called Access Fixtures with a question. He had a customer who wanted to light a 100-foot high flagpole. Lighting a flagpole at that distance from the ground requires a large luminaire. What is the best way to light the flagpole?

The answer is to use a 23” box luminaire with a 1000w pulse start metal halide lamp and ballast. The luminaire should be placed 20 to 25 feet away from the pole. Using an external mounted slipfitter, mount the luminaire on a 2’ pole mount. The flag will be lit by 11 foot-candles of white light, which is more than enough to make that flag prominent in the evening sky.

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