Lighting Guides

Lights that shine onto a nesting beach at night can draw turtle hatchlings away from the ocean and off the beach, where they have a slim chance of survival. Beach lights can also scare away females crawling ashore to nest.

Question: How can I make sure my water front property or the water front property I am renting is sea turtle friendly?

Answer: Turn on all the lights at night, go down to the water and look back at your property. Can you see the light? So can the sea turtle. Pull the shade, move a lamp, change the fixture or change the bulb and use the information below to find them.

The best information on Sea Turtle and People friendly lighting can be found at:

Fwc lighting

Bradenton has a local company Synergy lighting. AMI Turtle Watch has researched many outlets to find the best prices for purchasing FWC Certified bulbs. Synergy was the lowest and most honest company we found. You can find them at

synergy lighting

Sea Turtles and Lighting




“Downloadable material”


4×9 AMI TW rack card BACK

4×9 AMI TW rack card FRONT

6×4 AMITW postcard

6’x4′ TW SIGN


8.5×11 AMITW poster

8.75×3.75 colored sticker