Light pollution has been shown to disrupt the circadian rhythms of wildlife and humans alike. Sea Turtles avoid nesting on brightly lit beaches. Sea Turtle hatchlings are attracted to white lights on buildings and in parking lots and die from exhaustion and predation before ever finding the sea...and freedom. Implementing a Sea Turtle Lighting Plan for your business or residence is an effective way to minimize light pollution.
Nocturnal animals who rely on the darkness to hunt their prey are adversely affected by white lights in previously dark areas, like subdivisions and other buildings. Birds frequently fly into buildings where the lights have been left on all night.
"I need bright lights for security " is a statement that we hear frequently. In reality, a long wavelength, amber colored light reduces the hard shadows that criminals rely on to stay hidden.
The night sky is no longer dark, due to "sky glow" caused by light pollution. Take a trip sometime, out in the country, far from any cities and look at the stars. Unfortunately, for the majority of us, light pollution has erased most of these stars from the sky.
As a Certified Manufacturer of Sea Turtle and Wildlife Safe Lighting in the State of Florida, Argent LED is continually developing innovative, "Dark Sky Friendly" products that minimize light pollution.
- Remember - Long wavelength, with a Low and Shielded fixture is the best practice for outdoor lighting .
- "Dark Sky" Friendly .
- Argent Led outdoor lighting products have:
- NO dangerous Mercury content
- Long Lifetime, 50,000 hours or more
- Long wavelength (590-610nm)
- Pleasing Amber color