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Turtle-Friendly

Published
15 • 03 • 2022
Last edited 06 • 06 • 2022

Amber LED Lighting. Illuminating your site. Saving baby turtles.

Saving Earth one turtle at a time.

The white light that is normally used on mining facilities is detrimental for the newly hatched baby turtles on nearby beaches. Once hatched, the turtles navigate their way to the ocean following the moonlight reflected on the waves, but the bright artificial light disorientates them away from the water, causing death.

To avoid that, we have specifically designed a variation of our fittings in Amber that is in the region of their lowest visual sensitivity.

Humans can see the site, turtles can see the moon, and everyone is in the win.

How does it work?

Baby turtles are thrown in at the deep end from the moment they hatch. Even digging out of the nest is a group effort that takes the newborn siblings several days to complete. The real danger, however, is making their way to the ocean. Once its head is out of the sand, a baby turtle will search for the lowest point of light, which, for centuries has been the moonlight reflected on the ocean waves. With the advance of human technology, however, there are many other sources of bright artificial light that disorientates them away from the water.

Wherever possible, it is best not to install artificial lighting at nesting places at all, but in some cases, it's simply not feasible to get rid of lighting altogether.

That's where amber lighting comes in.

Amber luminaires produce light in 595-nanometer wavelength, which is deemed to be less visible to Sea Turtles than any other form of artificial light, while still providing enough illumination to keep the site personnel safe and alert.

There is no limit to perfection

To preserve the environment and save the endangered sea turtles, we must always strive to do more. Even though amber lights is the least visible for turtles, it can still be detrimental when used in large amounts and/or poorly mounted. To ensure that your coastal facilities cause no harm to local sea life, visit the link below and learn how you can improve your practice.

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To Sum Up

Safety

Environment

Turtle-friendly Amber light is more environmentally conscious as it lays in the sea turtles' lowest visual sensitivity. For best results, the fittings require specific mounting angles.

 

Retrofit


Functionality

While optimized to conserve the sea turtles' hatching cycles, Coolon amber luminaires always deliver sufficient lumen levels to keep the facilities safe and comfortable for human personnel.

 

Reliability


Reliability

Built specifically to operate in the harshest conditions of a mining site, our fittings feature high IP and impact ratings, power surge protection, and emergency back up batteries in case of a power outage.

 

Assortment


Assortment

We offer a wide range of fittings with a turtle-friendly amber version. Regardless of your specific site, application and conditions, we have your perfect lighting solution.

 

Choose your champion

To ensure we can deliver your perfect lighting solution, we offer most of our fittings in turtle-friendly amber. Below are our featured luminaries that are most commonly selected for the Turtle-Friendly Amber applications.

DLK2 offers the most robust and energy-efficient way of illuminating industrial conveyors, platforms and walkways. Close up on the luminaire.

4,526 – 6,675 lm

57/62W

Easy to install, highly reliable conveyor light
The EMDLK2/EMTNR2 is both a highly reliable conveyor/tunnel light and smart backup emergency light.

4,436 – 5,509 lm

60W

A highly reliable conveyor/tunnel light with an inbuilt smart battery backup for emergency escape compliance to AS/NZS2293
Emergency Bulkhead / Bulkhead LED light in application, installed on a pole in an industrial port on a stairwell

3,160 – 4,236 lm

35/42W

High performance, versatile, retrofit compatible LED bulkhead light
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