The Benefits of LED Lighting in an Educational Setting
LED Lighting has been found to increase productivity and help students focus. Studies have found that learning performance can be directly affected by lighting, with analysis showing that different colour temperatures and lux levels can even impact on test results*. LED Lighting now offers a complete range of product types to help suit schools to upgrade in the most cost-efficient way for lighting needs.
A flickering, buzzing or heat producing light fitting can cause distractions in any learning environment where the focus is key. LED Lighting does not flicker, buzz or give off any significant heat meaning no unnecessary distractions.
Traditional lighting such as fluorescents are also susceptible to regularly failing bulbs leading to costly maintenance issues and significant decreases in lumen output over a short time, but with an LED upgrade these issues can be almost eliminated.
80% of schools are still fitted with lighting that flickers at 100 hertz**. A flicker of this frequency is often seen in fluorescent lights with magnetic ballasts. Research shows that flickering between 100 Hz and 200 Hz can have an adverse effect on visual performance and can lead to loss of concentration, headaches and anxiety. These reactions can greatly diminish a student’s ability to learn, and at such a vital time in their life it is important they are provided with the right learning environment.
LED’s are good for the planet too, as they do not contain any harmful chemicals such as mercury, which is found in fluorescent lamps and can be hazardous in the event of a broken fixture. This provides a safer learning environment with no special handling needed in the event of a failure.
An LED lighting upgrade also benefits the school finances with reduced energy usage meaning lower costs, as well as eliminated expensive maintenance with no costly and time-consuming replacements. With a number of ‘pay as you save’ type funding options available such as Salix and Perfect Sense Energy’s Carbon Trust Accreditation, we can offer rebate grants of 30% of the project cost to qualifying independent schools (up to £10,000 per organisation).
So get in touch today and see how we can help to improve your school’s finances, learning environment and also to demonstrate to pupils, staff, parents and Governors that energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction are important to your school.
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