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Lighting Science develops Coastal Light to help protect wildlife (VIDEO)


June 27, 2013
By Stephanie Lai


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August 6, 2013 – Earlier this year at Lightfair 2013, Lighting Science Group showed off its new Coastal Light, which uses to amber LEDs to create the optimal setting for sea turtles and other wildlife that are sensitive to natural white light. The company explains that coastal properties are required by law to comply with light pollution standards in the protection of sea turtles; each year, nearly 20,000 hatchlings are disorientated by artificial light, and most do not make it to the ocean waters. The lighting pollutions standards are designed to prevent disorientation and conserve sea turtle populations. The Coastal Light is available is a variety of configurations and mountings. The luminaires offer full cutoff shielding attachable in the field without tools, and meet International Dark Sky Association requirements.