H.O. Electric replaced the Belmont High School flagpole lighting in time for the home football game. H.O. Electric discovered the flag pole lighting installed previously by his son Ben Oven for his Eagle Scout project had been vandalized. Although the project had been a great success, Ben had to live with in a limited budget. As a result, an inexpensive surface mounted fixture was installed. This method proved worthy for a couple of years.
Howard Oven, Owner of H.O. Electric came up with a better design to improve the lighting, eliminate potential vandalism caused by youths, and gain years of service for sport fans. H.O. Electric trenched the area near the flagpole and installed well lighting. “The lights are now buried into the earth. This should avoid someone from kicking the and potentially vandalizing the flag pole lighting. The community will now be able to see the flag they salute at the games. Hopefully, Ben’s Eagle Scout legacy will also carry on. I’m happy to contribute!” According to Howard, The United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Paragraph 174 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 twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.” H.O. Electric has served the Belmont area for years. They solely funded the project from labor and material, start to finish. H.O. Electric can be reached at 617-489-6324 for questions or comments. Howard indicated that the project photos would eventually be on their website for review: www.hoelectric.com