– The Lighting India content team
Lighting continues to be a concern in coastal communities. Artificial white light such as standard streetlights, patio lights, and flashlights can confuse the baby hatchlings that rely on moonlight and starlight to steer them toward the water. So, when the city of Gulf Shores upgraded its lighting along the streets and boardwalks adjacent to the beach, finding a turtle-friendly solution was vital.Gulf Shores are blessed with miles of pristine sand beaches on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. More than five million annual visitors are drawn to the stunning beaches, which offer a year-round attraction for the resort city.
Landscape architects on the project selected Luminis’ Maya high-performance post-top luminaire with advanced optics. The exceptional thermal design of this attractive fixture allows significant advantages in energy saving and lighting efficiency, contributing to the sustainability objectives of the city. One of the most compelling features of the luminaire is its optional turtle-friendly amber LED. Project architects also selected an optional backlight shield for each of the 93 luminaires, further minimizing potential glare and light trespass on the ocean side of each fixture.