Turtle-Friendly Lighting in Port Canaveral's Newest Large-Ship Terminal
Canaveral Port Authority´s Light Management Plan, developed in conjunction with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, aims to reduce the Port´s impact on sea-turtle hatchlings. Disorientation from artificial lighting contributes to thousands of hatchling deaths every year, and so lighting had to be designed with this in mind while still being aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient.
TLC Engineering for Architecture turned to Luminis to help them meet these challenges. They selected the award-winning MayaLED to light the outdoor pavilion. Featuring a combination of sleek aesthetics, optical performance and energy efficiency, MayaLED fixtures provide superior lighting control and uniformity for over 80,000 hours.
"We needed powerful lighting for ships in port, but we also needed custom turtle-sensitive lighting that met Fish and Wildlife requirements. Luminis gave us exactly what we needed; not only do the luminaires look great, we were able to customize them to our exact requirements," said Chris Van Meter, electrical designer at TLC.