How do you adjust the slip fit mount on LED Parking Lot Lights or LED Street Lights
Many of our Lights come such as LED parking lot lights or Street lights come with Slip fit mounts or Slip fitter mounting and we get lots of questions. Here are some answers
What is a slip fit mount?
Slip fit mount is a mount the slips or slides over a standard light pole up to 2 3/8 inch. The head is adjustable and there are bolts to secure it to the pole. It is one of the most common lighting mount types.
What size light does it go on?
Keep in mind that the light poles that go in the ground are different than the light pole that these slide over. Standard in the ground lighting poles are 3 inch round to 5 inch square. Something in that range. You will then need a tenon adapter or light bullhorn to adapter.
Standard lighting poles for the lights themselves are 2 3/8 inch. (do not ask us why, we have no idea) All of our slip fitters will slide over a pole up to this size. If using a non-standard pole we do not recommend going much below 2 inches.
How does it bolt down?
The slip fitter will have 2-8 bolts, usually hex nuts that you will need to tighten down. We cannot stress how important it is to secure lights. Some of these lights are over 20lbs. A 20lbs light falling to the ground could injure or kill someone. Take the time to do it right and secure your light!
What angle do I choose
The beauty of slip fitter is you can set the angle how you need it. First rule is to typically to angle the light towards the middle of where you need it. This is ideal for sports court lighting or general area lighting. Often in LED parking lot lighting the are angled at a 90 degree from the pole to keep the even down lighting.
How do I adjust the head to get the angle I want?
The light head has a bolt holding the slip fit in place. Probably either a Allen Wrench, typically a size M5 or M8 or a full bolt about an M14 size or so. Loosen that bolt to get the angle you need, adjust the angle and then tighten again.