Installing and properly using LED lighting in a classroom setting can increase student academic performance as well as reduce energy usage and costs. Classroom educators are able to use the lighting control system to adjust the color temperature and lighting of a room to meet the levels needed to optimize specific task performance and to enhance teacher and student engagement.
For example, recent studies show that students who worked in a classrooms fitted with LED lighting operating at a “focus” setting of 1000 lux and 6500 K instead of traditional fluorescent T8 lamps, which operate at 500 lux and 3500 K, achieved a significantly higher percent increase in oral reading fluency performance.
As school districts continually review budgets for cost savings, replacing old lighting systems with new energy efficient lighting can provide a cost savings that quickly recovers the installation expense, and saves money on future energy bills for years to come. And, improving a school’s working space in areas such as quality lighting and HVAC systems can help create a better working environment for teachers which can help to both attract them and retain them.
Did You Know?
For K-12 schools in the United States, after payroll and benefits, energy costs are the largest expenditure against overall budgets. Of the total money spent on electricity for these schools, 17% goes towards lighting costs.
If you are a school administrator, we invite you to contact CJM Lighting & Electrical today for a no-obligation FREE onsite energy assessment of your location. We will inspect your building, current lighting systems and your energy bill to see where we can help enhance your lighting quality and reduce your spend on energy.