About Trunnion Mounts For Outdoor Fixtures
Flood lights are by far the most popular option in today's marketplace for commercial outdoor lighting. These lights are highly effective for outdoor lighting due to their reliability, versatility and durability when operating in harsh weather conditions. Due to this, they are used in just about every parking faculty, gas station and general outdoor lighting application throughout the country that nessicates intense lighting capabilities in a small package.
The trunnion mount bracket allows for the flood light fixture to be mounted on flat surfaces such as the exterior walls of buildings or under roof soffits. This enhances visibility, safety and security by providing directional lighting over a specific area. These mounts use a bracket that allows for angle adjustment to ensure the correct illumination angle is achieved. Our brackets feature a positive locking bolt that secures the light once the desired adjustment angle is achieved.
The U.S. Department of Energy describes the features of floodlights in their CALiPER Application Summary. According to the summary,
“the term floodlight refers to a luminaire typically used to light exterior surfaces. The aiming angle of this luminaire type is usually adjustable; that is, the luminaire typically incorporates a lockable hinge”
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a trunnion mount?
Trunnion mounts are brackets that allow flood lights to be affixed to a flat surface, such as a wall, roof soffit or a square pole. It has pre drilled holes to allow for easy mounting and installation.
Q. What is a trunnion mount used for?
These are used for affixing flood lights to a surface in order to illuminate a specific area. Common applications are parking facilities, sporting events, the outside of commercial buildings, fuel stations and municipal street lighting.
Q. What’s the difference between a trunnion and yoke mount?
These two are very similar in that they allow for a fixed axis of adjustment via the light fixture pivoting on the bracket. However, trunnion mounts pivot on the side of a flood light whereas yoke mounts pivot in the middle of the light. Trunnion mounted flood lights also are slightly lower profile.
Q. How do you install a trunnion mount light?
Mounting is simple, as it only requires holes to be drilled on the mounting surface. Wiring is exposed and can be handled and shielded according to the installers preference. Once physically mounted, the angle of these lights can be adjusted and locked into place using our integrated locking bolt.