Turtle Safe Lighting
In coastal areas near well-established turtle nests and areas surrounding observatories, meeting the light pollution requirements placed by the authorities is often difficult to meet with conventional lighting sources. The installations of special “Low Pressure Sodium” Bulbs are often required. There have not been many viable options for LEDs for this application due to the performance of Amber LEDs on the market. With recent improvements on true amber also known as “AllnGaP” LEDs, Visionaire Lighting is able to offer LED fixtures that are comparable to its LPS predecessors.
Our new Turtle Safe fixtures have been designed and tested to meet the general requirements of the Florida Wildlife Commission for Turtle Safe Lighting (listing with the FWC is currently pending). We offer custom shielding options to ensure that your fixtures will pass inspections, and meet any special photometric requirements that your particular site may have.
Our turtle Safe fixtures operate at a dominant wavelength of 590nm. This makes our fixtures ideal for installations with stringent light pollution requirements such as near observatories, beaches or any locations where light pollution is of significant concern, or turtle nesting areas. Switching to LED can also help minimize your carbon footprint. Visionaire Lighting offers the option to design our PGA as a Turtle Safe Hybrid that will allow you to operate Turtle Safe lighting during nesting season, and white light during the off season. This is great for those who enjoy white light but must comply with Turtle Safe lighting during nesting season.