(PRWEB UK) 10 September 2013
Massachusetts based firm, Access Fixtures, have produced an outdoor light that is turtle-friendly, according to 'LED Bollard Lights feature turtle friendly design' by ThomasNet News (26th Aug). The bollard lights use 7W amber LEDs that are visible to humans, but not turtles. When sea turtles hatch, they instinctively move towards the moonlight reflecting off the ocean. Light pollution has seen turtles moving inland by mistake. These new turtle-friendly lights hope to stop this from happening and allow turtles to return to the sea as they are meant to.
The lights are designed for waterfront areas visible from the beach. The lights are hoped to be popular as they are also energy-efficient and long-lasting. The light can also be switched to a regular white colour outside of turtle nesting season. These lights aim to conserve both energy and wildlife.
A representative for Access Fixtures, Dan Rodriguez, commented on the design:
"The demand for turtle-friendly lighting has increased now that many waterfront locations are requiring it. 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."
UK based firm Lights 4 Living supply a range of both outdoor and home lighting. A spokesperson for the company commented:
“This design marks an environmentally friendly direction for lighting, and not just in terms of saving energy. You should always think about local wildlife when installing outdoor lighting. In Britain, setting a fire in your garden can be a danger to animals such as hedgehogs. Outdoor lighting is often a safer option, and is available in a range of shapes and sizes to create the effect you want.”
Lights 4 Living are a leading lighting company based in Bath that stock a wide and ever-growing range of home lighting. With over thirty-five years in the lighting industry, Lights 4 Living have a great relationship with many lighting manufacturers so can offer unbeatable competitive prices on ceiling lights, picture lights, wall lights and more.