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Thread: I need a good solar light for a flag pole, please help?

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    I need a good solar light for a flag pole, please help?

    I have bought two of these and they are garbage http://www.united-states-flag.com/hi...YmJRoCv6Tw_wcBfirst ,one lasted a year, just bought another one and it lasted a month, long enough not to be able to return it. Does anyone know of a good quality system or have links to buy parts to make my own setup? Or maybe I could use the existing solar panel and light fixture, maybe I can add a controller and a bigger battery? The biggest problem is most solar lights wont stay lit long enough and die before sunrise and people complain about the flag not being lit, this is in a county park. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    I've had great luck with these. They last all night most of the year. In the winter if it's been cloudy for days, it runs out, but it's seldom.

    https://www.outdoorsolarstore.com/pr...nt=33821058628

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpcarls1598 View Post
    I've had great luck with these. They last all night most of the year. In the winter if it's been cloudy for days, it runs out, but it's seldom.

    https://www.outdoorsolarstore.com/pr...nt=33821058628
    Thank you, I need to come up with one of these myself.
    Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptonsparky View Post
    Thank you, I need to come up with one of these myself.
    To manufacture or install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly56 View Post
    To manufacture or install?
    Install. I found all the less expensive ones. I'd look at something better if there is one.

    New school and they cut the receptacles for the busses, and the flag pole light to save money. The recepts we've done. It will take boring to get power to the flag pole then surface raceway on the two year old building. Looking for options.
    Tom
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    I highly doubt this would last very long and I cannot reach the top of the flagpole on a ladder and my high lift cant get in the area, thanks though.

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    What happened to taking the flag down at night?
    Cheers and Stay Safe,

    Marky the Sparky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandemonium2k4 View Post
    I highly doubt this would last very long and I cannot reach the top of the flagpole on a ladder and my high lift cant get in the area, thanks though.
    Sooooo, how did you install the two pieces of junk that didn't work??

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    Quote Originally Posted by K8MHZ View Post
    What happened to taking the flag down at night?
    Iagree

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly56 View Post
    Sooooo, how did you install the two pieces of junk that didn't work??
    It was the best one I could find, it is right on the beach so a year seemed not so bad until the next one died so quick, then I realized it was junk.
    The problem with every other one I have seen is they just don't stay on long enough.

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