FC Lighting Introduces It’s New Sea Turlte and Wildlife Friendly Lighting Using Amber LEDs Approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

FC Lighting Wildlife Lighting Certified
FC Lighting Wildlife Lighting Certified

FC Lighting, the US commercial lighting manufacturer, located in St. Charles, IL., introduces it’s new Sea Turtle and Wildlife Friendly Lighting to the commercial lighting industry. These fixtures are approved for wildlife use by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and are Wildlife Lighting certified under ID #2018-049. FC Wildlife Friendly certified lighting includes Step Light, Directional Wall, Cylinder and Bollards. All fixtures use Amber LEDs that produce a 560nm (nanometer) or greater wavelength, which is a longer light wavelength that is visually less detectable by wildlife. As a result the amber lighting has a minimized effect on the surround wildlife habitats. Click here to see all Wildlife Friendly Lighting fixtures and specifications.

As new standards for being eco-friendly and environmentally conscientious evolve, consideration must be given to product specifications to adapt to those new standards. In the wake of recent catastrophic storms that have riddled the coastal areas from the Northern tip of South America to the Southern and Eastern borders of the United States, there is plenty of reparation in the wake. Wildlife Lighting Certification encompasses eligible lighting that is both Sea Turtle Friendly and Wildlife Friendly. This covers coastal regions as well as inland wildlife settings like parks and public pathways, ponds, lakes and preserves. The Wildlife Lighting certification standards also give consideration to human safety and security. New land development or rebuilding of coastal areas will need to adopt these current standards and use Wildlife Friendly Lighting where required. Click to see FC Lighting's certified lighting.

Each of the FC Lighting fixtures have their own unique efficiencies and together cover a variety of application scenarios. The consideration given to advance these lighting fixtures includes, but is not limited to, the visible height of the LEDs light beam, in reference to the distance above the ground or mounting surface, the use of tested and approved Amber spectrum LEDs using 560nm light wavelength or above, optical beam choices, down facing light patterns that are Dark Sky Compliant, optional cut-off shields and visors when needed for focusing the light beam pattern, IP65 ingress protection rating, the photometric bug rating, commercial power requirements and long-lasting powder coat (ASTM B117 tested) and stainless steel finishes. Although applications will vary with each project and require following national and local codes, having certified lighting is the right start. FC Lighting’s wildlife certification #2018-049 is in reference to the following model numbers; FCSL105A, FCW1037A, FCB450A, FCB460A, FCBT690A, FCBT690sA, FCC813A.

Recognizing the need to further developing a process for ensuring the proper certification for lighting standards, as well as, maintaining those standards, the Wildlife Lighting Program was developed by the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to address light pollution issues in ecologically sensitive areas while ensuring human safety and security. Click to see Wildlife Friendly video.

The effect of lighting on the environment is much greater than one would realize at a glance. But, not using responsible lighting solutions can effect Sea Turtle nesting where female turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. As well, it can effect the turtle hatchlings. They are naturally attracted to the light of the ocean and away from the silhouette of the inland. Cities and shorelines with too much lighting or improper lighting can cause confusion and attract the hatchlings inland, minimizing their chances of survival.

Inadequate lighting can also effect terrestrial animal habitats altering their time of activity and causing them to relocate to areas possibly unsafe for them and others. Bird migration too, can be effected by lighting pollution. Birds that fly by night are known to use the moon as a reference point and night lighting can alter their perception of reference. Frogs have been known to not give their mating call at night in areas where too much lighting exists. Lighting can even effect of the smallest insects and alter their behavioral activities. So, there are many points of consideration, for wildlife and humans alike, when determining appropriate lighting. FC Lighting, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of commercial architectural lighting fixtures for high-aesthetic indoor and outdoor applications, such as, retail, entertainment, hospitality, educational, government and other installations. Headquartered in St. Charles, IL (USA), the company ships globally. For further information about FC Lighting and its broad line of lighting products call 800-900-1730 or visit their website at http://www.fclighting.com.

FC Lighting, Inc., is a U.S. manufacturer of commercial architectural lighting fixtures for high-aesthetic indoor and outdoor applications, such as, retail, entertainment, hospitality, educational, government and other installations. Headquartered in St. Charles, IL (USA), the company ships globally. For further information about FC Lighting and its broad line of lighting products call 800-900-1730 or visit their website at http://www.fclighting.com.

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