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Turtle Safe Lighting

Mostly, outdoor lighting is wasteful illumination into the sky and adjacent properties. This is because the majority of wall lights, ceiling lights and flood lights are emitting light in 360°, when they really don’t need to. The basic concept of Sea Turtle Lighting it to use specific types of light sources such as LED Lighting where the distribution of light is controllable and emit a wavelength of 590 nano meters. This wavelength is nearly invisible to Sea Turtles, except where they can directly view the intensity of the light source itself.

GNP Energy LED Produces Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Certified retrofits and new fixtures for turtle light applications in order to create safer beaches for our Sea Turtles.

Haeundae beach in night

Sea turtles need help from humans who live and work near nesting beaches. While eliminating all lighting near beaches is not always practical or safe, there are ways to reduce our impact with little to no inconvenience.