Turtle Safe LightingTurtle Safe Compact Fluorescent Bulbs emit light in a very narrow portion of the visible spectrum... which is least intrusive to nesting sea turtles.
Provides filtering to recommended standards
UV protected coating applied directly to outside of the lamps original envelope for durability
Enjoy the energy savings, low heat and long life compact fluorescent lamps
Replacement lamp for floodlights, porch lights or any standard base lamp. Provides immediate compliance for many standard light fixtures
Available in Turtle Safe color and Turtle Safe plus masking
Easy seasonal installation and removal
Coating warranted to last the life of the lamp
Turtle Safe Lighting compact fluorescent lamps and filters are designed to combine the advantages of compact fluorescent lamps -- long lamp life, cool operation, low energy consumption, and broad applications -- with lighting requirements in coastal areas.
These products utilize a unique monochromatic filter system, which, applied to high quality lamps (light bulbs), results in a specific spectral output (see figure 1 ) widely regarded to be less distracting to nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings than white light. The Turtle Safe Lighting output is equal or superior to that of low-pressure sodium light sources, which have been accepted by many researchers and government agencies to be an acceptable source of lighting for coastal applications.
Unlike low-pressure sodium lamps, these products can be used in many standard 120V lighting fixtures, which do not require a ballast. Often , these lamps can be retrofitted into existing lighting fixtures for instant compliance with the local jurisdiction at a minimal cost.
While Turtle Safe Lighting products are one tool in helping to protect sea turtles and other species, no solution is absolute. The technology is based upon the best information available regarding less distracting light sources for sensitive species. Variances are possible species to species and individual to individual.
Many coastal lighting regulations require that the source illumination is not directly visible.
Filtering inherently reduces the lumen/footcandle levels of the light source. This means that care must be taken to choose a lamp that will provide adequate output to light the area so that people can move about safely.
Manufacturered by Turtle Safe Lighting, LLC