LED lighting is currently the most efficient lighting option which offers many benefits to those who install them. The most commonly replaced light source is fluorescent lights which have many unhealthy disadvantages. The major drawback for fluorescent lights is color spikes which are essentially spikes in certain wavelengths that can cause distractions and strain on the eyes leading to different negative side effects. On top of this, fluorescent lights contain mercury, a dangerous chemical that is harmful to humans. LED lights emit light that better resembles natural light and does not contain any toxic chemicals. Many schools still utilize outdated and dangerous fluorescent lights so we hope to educate you on the benefits LEDs can have on schools and their students!
Increase Efficiency & Durability
The first and main benefit of upgrading to LED lighting is increased efficiency and durability of your lighting system. On average, our customers save up to 70% on their lighting cost after upgrading to LED. We have seen annual savings of $30,000 up to $150,000 depending on the upgrade. These savings can be used to reinvest into the school and develop new opportunities for students. Furthermore, LEDs last around 10 years which creates more savings by not constantly buying and switching out inefficient fluorescent lights. Overall, LEDs create significant energy savings and reduce the amount of maintenance needed for your lighting.
Improve Students Test Scores
Schools have begun conducting tests to see the effects of new lighting systems on students test scores and the results are astounding. Students test scores increased by a massive 25% after upgrading classrooms to LED. Many teachers observed that the student’s attention was more focused, and the atmosphere was more pleasant after upgrading which explains the increase in students scores. Overall, classroom lighting can have a profound effect on students and LED lighting is the leading solution.
As stated in our introduction, fluorescent contains disruptive wavelengths that can strain the eyes of students. The same schools that conducted the test mentioned previously had several students claim the school was more pleasant and that the atmosphere was lighter. Combine this with lighting controls and you will be able to greatly increase the comfort of your students. Therefore, if your students are more comfortable in their environment, they may be more productive and focused in the classroom.
Wrapping Things Up
News about LEDs benefits in the classroom is spreading like wildfire and we want you to be on the leading edge of classroom technology. As you read above, LED lighting offers significant benefits for students and increases the efficiency and durability of your lighting system. Be the leader in classroom technology and upgrade to LED lighting with Integra LED.