10 Feb

What is Turtle & Wildlife Friendly Lighting?

Outdoor lighting is a vital part of your home or business’ exterior image, providing beauty and safety. However, lighting can be very disruptive to the environment if not designed and installed with care, discretion, and consideration. Here in Tampa Bay, where our ecosystems are rich and diverse, we must consider the impact of urban development and the lighting that goes with it. If eco-conscious design is your vibe, then turtle and wildlife-friendly lighting is for you. At Decorating Elves, we provide lighting solutions that both beautify your outdoor spaces and keep nature in mind.

Understanding Turtle & Wildlife Friendly Lighting

Turtle and wildlife-friendly lighting is designed with a focus on natural habitats and preservation, especially for animal species with high sensitivity to artificial lights. Sea turtles are one species that are very affected by large amounts of artificial lighting, especially sea turtle hatchlings. Using lighting designed to prevent natural habitat and migration pattern disruptions, we can live in harmony alongside all of nature’s creatures.

Key Features of Wildlife-Friendly Lighting

Shielded Fixtures

These fixtures direct all light downward, reducing the amount of light that spills out into the natural habitats of animals. We also install these lighting fixtures as low as possible to further prevent light spillage.

Long Wavelength Light Sources

Lights that emit longer wavelengths, such as amber or red lights, are less attractive to insects and less disruptive to nocturnal wildlife.

Motion Sensors and Timers

Implementing lights with motion sensors or timers ensures they are used only when necessary, reducing the overall environmental impact.

Benefits for Tampa Bay Properties

The best thing about turtle and wildlife-friendly lighting is that it is beneficial for both local wildlife and property owners. Turtle and wildlife-friendly lighting is efficient, affordable, cost-effective, and enhances your property’s safety and appearance – all without contributing to disruptive light pollution. The health of our environment affects us all, so eco-friendly lighting isn’t just for beachfront properties or nature reserves…we all need to do our part by investing in a tomorrow for our planet.

Decorating Elves: Your Partner in Environmentally Friendly Lighting

At Decorating Elves, we understand the importance of balancing aesthetic appeal with environmental responsibility. Our team of experts is skilled in designing and installing turtle and wildlife-friendly lighting systems that cater to the unique needs of both residential and commercial properties. We offer a range of services including landscape lighting, holiday lighting, security lighting, and outdoor audio systems, all tailored to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Schedule Your Estimate Today

If you’re a property owner in the Tampa Bay area looking to enhance your outdoor space with lighting that’s both beautiful and environmentally responsible, look no further. Decorating Elves is here to help. Call us at 727-474-2628 or contact us online to schedule an estimate for your eco-conscious outdoor lighting project today!