WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Access Fixtures is introducing LED turtle friendly lights to protect sea turtle hatchlings. Also known as wildlife lights, the turtle friendly LED bollard lights use 7 watt amber LEDs that are visible to humans, but not to turtles. The bollard lights are ideal for waterfront areas that are visible from the beach, including private properties, condos, country clubs and marinas. Furthermore, the LEDs are energy efficient, long-lasting, and require low maintenance.
“The demand for turtle-friendly lighting has increased now that many waterfront locations are requiring it,” said Access Fixtures Sales Manager, Dan Rodriguez. He continued, “The new amber LED bollard lights respond to the frequent need for environmentally-compliant turtle lights as well as the growing demand for energy efficient lighting.”
When sea turtles are hatched, they instinctively move towards the moonlight reflecting off the ocean. Due to light pollution, sea turtles have been found wandering inland instead of out to sea. While turtles can see higher color temperatures used in fluorescent or incandescent light sources, they cannot see longer wavelengths like 590 nm used in amber LEDs.
The LED bollard lights are available in round or square, with the choice of standard reflector or type 5 glass. The amber LED light source is also available separately to replace lamps in existing fixtures. To withstand coastal climate conditions, the bollards have enhanced durable housings. Beyond turtle-friendly lighting, the LEDs have 80% energy savings compared to incandescent lamps and have an average life of 50,000 hours. The amber LED module can easily be switched for more typical color temperatures for use outside of turtle nesting season.
About Access Fixtures
Access Fixtures is your source for high-performance lighting solutions. Specializing in factory-direct commercial, industrial, hospitality, and sports lighting, Access Fixtures offers luminaires and packages including wall packs, area lights, bollard lights, garage lighters, vandal-resistant lights, exit and emergency lights, high bays, low bays, and vapor-tight luminaires. For more information, visit Access Fixtures at www.accessfixtures.com.