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 offers commercial and sports lighting for less, and features light fixtures with LED, induction, eHID, PS-MH and CFL light sources that are long lasting and energy saving. With custom manufacturing capabilities, Access Fixtures can competitively build and custom finish luminaires and poles to the performance specifications required. Access Fixtures extensive lineup of interior and exterior lighting fixtures includes products for sports, commercial, industrial, residential and hospitality applications. Luminaire types include wall packs, area lights, bollards, garage lighters, vandal resistant, exit and emergency, high bay, low bay, linear fluorescent, track lighting and grow light fixtures. For more information visit Access Fixtures at http://www.AccessFixtures.com.
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