Turtle-friendly Shoebox Lighting
Turtle-friendly LED Shoebox Lighting

August 7th, 2014
Main Beach Park, FL

There was a growing issue in Florida of Sea Turtle hatchlings on the beach being disoriented by bright beach side lights. They would head to the lights instead of the ocean, and many would be killed going into traffic.

In 2014, the City of Fernandina Beach decided to address the issue at its Main Beach Park by installing LEDtronics' Turtle-friendly high-power orange LED Lighting that will protect sea turtle nesting without compromising the public’s safety at night. The hatchlings aren't disoriented by the LED lights, and are now able to safely make their way home into the ocean!

The LEDtronics lights meet the requirements of Florida’s FFWCC Wildlife Lighting Certification Program when the luminaire’s light is downward directed in a manner that has minimal intrusion into sea turtle nesting beaches, migratory corridors, and Dark Skies Initiative-friendly communities.

The project was completed in partnership with Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch and with a grant administered by the Sea Turtle Conservancy.

As a bonus, the shoebox-style LED luminaires will offer over 65% Energy Savings and cost benefits related to reduced maintenance and much extended lifespan compared to traditional incandescent lights. Additionally, the upgrades will provide significant reduction in Greenhouse Gases.

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