How do you illuminate the American flag?
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Similarly, it is asked, how do you illuminate a flag at night?
The United States Flag Code Section 6(a) states it is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
Likewise, what is proper illumination? “Proper illumination” is a light specifically placed to illuminate the flag (preferred) or having a light source sufficient to illuminate the flag so it is recognizable as such by the casual observer (Americanism Commission)
Besides, can the American flag be flown at night without a light?
According to the US Flag Code, all American flags should be displayed from sunrise to sunset every day. Lowering the flag at night is an ultimate sign of respect for Old Glory. But like many rules, there is an exception. You can keep your flag flying 24-hours if it is properly illuminated during all hours of darkness.
How do you light a flag pole?
Use the pole height and flag size to determine the right fixtures.
- The fixtures should be placed 180° apart if using two and 120° apart if using three.
- The fixtures should be located 6" to 3' from the flagpole in low-voltage (12V) residential applications.
- Aim the fixture at the ball at the top of the flagpole.