Sea turtles love the Gulf Coast’s sandy white beaches about as much as we do! Florida has a large population of turtles that rely on our beaches for nesting zones to bury their eggs in the sand at night.  

Unfortunately, their natural habitats are disturbed by artificial light emitted from buildings and houses along the shore. Too much of this light discourages female turtles from nesting, potentially putting their population at risk. If female turtles fail to nest after multiple crawls to the shore, they resort to poor nesting spots or deposit their eggs in the ocean. In either case, the outlook for the survival of the hatchlings is not good.

Turtle hatchlings are naturally drawn to light. Typically, this light is the moonlight, but with artificial light in the mix, the hatchlings become disoriented drawing them inland as opposed to the ocean. Fortunately, the State of Florida has building codes in place requiring new construction with direct “line of sight” to the beach to install windows with a visible light transmission (VLT) of 45 percent or less. 

InvisiGuard Window Tinting offers window films in compliance with Florida’s mandated codes on light transmission requirements. Our window film can be installed right away without disrupting your home or business.

Do you live or own a commercial property on the coastline? Play an active role in Florida's turtle conservation efforts by "Tinting for Turtles."