To realize artificial lighting which is also animal and environmental friendly, we implement 3 principals.
Keep it LOW
Keep it LONG
Keep it SHIELDED
This means that lighting should always be placed as low as possible, so unnecessary light doesn’t get emitted where you don’t need it. For this reason FlexSol’s Wildlife Friendly solar edition has a maximum of 4 meters to minimize this light trespass.
Next to this the wavelengths in the FlexSol’s Wildlife Friendly lighting are longer than 560 nanometers. As a result the color of the light varies from orange to red.
And at last the lighting should always be shielded. This implies that unnecessary glaring lenses aren’t seen from the sky. Like in the picture, the blue light (wrong color nonetheless) only shines down on the ground, where you need it. The red one also emits light into the sky and has almost no effective light on the ground where it is necessary.
The implementation of shielded light is also beneficial for bats and migrating birds. They navigate by moonlight and starlight. Artificial light can cause them to wander off course and towards the dangerous nighttime landscapes of cities.
Downwards and at the sides shielding also prevents glowing lenses to be seen by animals on ground. This cuts down the amount of light visible to animals, which minimizes the chances of them getting repelled from or attracted to the light. Also the night and day rhythm of nocturnal animals won’t change.