City of Ft. Pierce, Ft. Pierce, FL
Current traditional street lamps are causing major problems with the turtle population. Hatchling turtles are guided to the ocean by an instinct to travel away from the dark silhouettes towards the ocean as they are attracted by the moonlight reflecting off the ocean. Today’s streetlights lit by light sources other than low pressure sodium cause a huge problem because they attract the hatchling, drawing them away from the ocean to their death.
In south Florida, the City of Ft. Pierce has taken this issue very seriously and has launched a major project to replace its traditional DOT standard high pressure sodium streetlights with LSI Greenlee low pressure sodium lamps fixtures.