Turtle Safe Lighting & LED Light Bulbs
Typically sea turtles come ashore to nest beginning in May and hatching continues until late October.
What Kind of Light Bulbs Are Turtle Safe?
- Any other bulb that produces only 560 nanometers or longer wavelengths
- Approved Red or Orange Internally Phosphor-ed Fluorescent Tubes
- Approved Red, Orange or Amber LED Light Bulbs with colored diodes – No Color Filters
- Low Pressure Sodium in 18 watt or 35 Watts only
- True Red Neon
Sea turtle-friendly light bulbs utilize long-wavelength light (580 nanometers or longer), such as lights that are yellow, amber, or red in color. When buying fixtures and bulbs for your beachfront property, remember these rules – keep the light low, keep it shielded and keep the light long. Sea turtle lighting can provide adequate lighting for attractiveness, compliance and safety along with complying with beachfront lighting ordinances.
Complete turtle-friendly lighting requirements are outlined by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the exact requirements may be downloaded HERE!
CONTACT ILG WILDLIFE FOR TURTLE SAFE LIGHT BULBS & LIGHTING
Please contact ILG Wildlife to learn more about turtle safe lighting and LED light bulbs.