Bonita Springs, FL, Feb. 26, 2015 — Global Tech LED has announced the release of a brand new LED module created to reduce interference with sea turtle hatchlings. At night, when sea turtles hatch, they orient themselves toward the ocean by looking for the brightest horizon — an important survival instinct that is threatened by artificial lighting near nesting beaches.
Artificial lighting coming from beachside communities is believed to disorient turtle hatchlings making them more likely to stray away from the ocean and become vulnerable to predators, dehydration and becoming roadkill.
The new Solstice® LED Turtle Light module operates at an amber wavelength of 590nm which is approved by the Florida Department of Wildlife. Each module has four selectable output settings ranging from 45W to 75W replacing up to 250W HID lamps. With the same variety of retrofit mounting methods as the original Solstice®, the new LED Turtle Light module is able to be easily retrofitted into nearly any existing HID fixture, saving money by eliminating the need to replace expensive lighting fixtures. If fixture replacement is needed, fear not, the Solstice® LED Turtle Light Module is available pre installed in brand new lighting fixtures as well.
Currently in the certification process with the FDW and already ICE certified in Costa Rica, the new Solstice® LED Turtle light module is up to code for use along shores and beaches where sea turtle nest. While eliminating all lighting near beaches is not practical or safe, the new Global Tech LED Turtle light module is a perfect solution to eliminate light impact on sea turtles with no inconvenience to end users.