Turtle-Safe & Dark Sky Luminaires
Each year, thousands of sea turtles are affected by the use of traditional lighting along coastlines around the world. While white light can disorient new hatchlings and disrupt their natural response to the moon at night, shielded long-wavelength amber light in 590nm has been shown to provide adequate illumination for human inhabitants while protecting the young sea turtles.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) is dedicated to providing a safer habitat for nesting sea turtles, by promoting fixture designs that will not impact this threatened species. Kirlin’s FWC-approved long-wavelength luminaires have an added benefit as well: their compliance with dark sky ordinances has led to many Shoreview installations quite a ways inland from nesting sea turtles, in environments where people gaze upwards to marvel at the sky.
8″ Recessed Downlight
The Shoreview 8″ downlight is available in two static wavelengths, 590nm and 617nm. Internal black louvers ensure compliance with FWC requirements, while an IP65 rated trim seals the fixture from the ocean elements.Product Details
Wall Pack with Visor Shield
The Shoreview wall pack is available in two static wavelengths, 590nm and 617nm. A “beach visor” shield ensure compliance with FWC requirements, while a bronze painted aluminum housing promotes cool operation and corrosion protection.Product Details
The Shoreview nightlight is available in two static wavelengths, 590nm and 617nm. A louvered faceplate available in white, black, silver, or bronze finish ensures FWC compliance. Tamper-resistant hardware and polycarbonate internal lensing provide added protection for long fixture life.Product Details
Dark Sky protection is a growing concern around the world, but especially at astronomical observatories like this one, illuminated by downlight TRR-08170