Ninety percent of the continental United States sea turtle hatches occur in Florida. To protect this delicate process, numerous Florida municipalities have instituted lighting ordinances and community education.
According to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, in order to promote nesting and protect hatchlings as they makes their way to the sea, lighting for coastal areas should follow three simple guidelines:
Keep it low:
Position lighting as low as possible for its intended purpose, and keep the wattage as low as possible.
Keep it long:
Wavelengths of light should be 560 nm or longer – amber to red.
Keep it shielded:
Light should be shielded from the beach
Kenall offers a range of turtle-friendly, amber lighting in both native and phosphor-coated amber to support these challenging environments, allowing lighting designers to choose the source that best fits the project.
Kenall Products Ideal for Wildlife Friendly Environments:
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Other wildlife that also benefits from longer wavelengths of light include:
Kenall’s amber lighting supports Legrand’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitment, which includes sustainable development for life on land and life below water. Protecting the habitat of endangered sea turtles helps protect them from extinction—a goal we proudly support. At Kenall, we’re committed to lighting the way for a better tomorrow, today.