Now Available! Turtle Certified PLB-AC
Now available in an AC Version
Click here to learn more about the new AC PLB, recently certified by the Florida Sea Turtle Conservancy. Hybrid packages are now available that offer both on and off-grid responsible lighting solutions!
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Colors: Bronze, White, Black, Silver +
Lighting Profiles: Dusk til Dawn, Dark +6 Hrs/OFF, Dark +6 Hrs/30%, Dark +5 Hrs/OFF/-1 Hr Sunrise, Dark +5 Hrs/30%/-1 Hr Sunrise (Default)
Height: 14" or 36"
First Light's New PLB Series amber LED Option is approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for use in Sea Turtle Nesting Habitats.
Baby turtles are safer thanks to the First Light PLB amber LED and the 180 degree back light shield that provides necessary lighting for visual landscape of beachfront properties near marine turtle habitats.
PROTECTING A UNIQUE SPECIES
Each year thousands of sea turtles make their way to the sandy beaches of Florida, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands looking for a place to nest. Unfortunately over the last 10 years reports have shown a nearly 50% drop in sea turtle nesting and a rise of hatchling mortality rates. This is a direct result of ambient white lights emanating from commercial and residential areas along the coast. These white lights trick the hatchlings into thinking they are headed for the moonlit waters when in fact they are heading to certain death. Since the little turtles are unable to see the safer amber LEDs they turn their attention to the white light of the moon and make their way to where they are meant to be, the sea.
CERTIFIED SAFE LIGHTING SPECS
After passing the testing requirements set forth by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee, First Lights' new option for the PLB was tested and approved as safe for installation near turtle nesting beaches. The low wavelengths and low mounting height options of both the 14" and 36" models ensures minimal affect on sea turtles, making the PLB an ideal choice where responsible turtle friendly lighting practices are required.
Utilizing solar power and LED lighting the PLB bollards are fully self contained and offer significant benefits over typical wired bollards especially in sensitive ecosystems:
The performance of the PLB Series Solar LED Bollard is maximized through the use of proprietary Energy Management System (EMS) technology that allows the luminaire to function in harmony with its environment. The patent pending, adaptive lighting capabilities of the EMS ensures that regardless of low-solar weather patterns or unusual charging conditions such as shading, the PLB bollard continues to provide useable light that enhances the appeal and safety of the night time environment.