A more natural light encourages a normal circadian rhythm
Studies have shown that students can perform better and concentration levels are higher when they are provided with the right lighting. A more natural light encourages a normal circadian rhythm and therefore aids the subconscious into a normal daily routine and rhythm. We can provide the most natural and comfortable lighting solutions for any school, college or university with the most energy efficient light sources which in most cases will be LED. As long as LED lighting is switched off when not in use, this will provide an excellent, energy efficient solution.
It is important for lighting in Classrooms to look as natural as possible, as though its daylight. Using unnatural looking unusual lighting in a classroom can affect a child’s learning and performance in a classroom, the best way for focus is to use natural light. Lighting has an effect on people’s mood, therefore schools want to have lighting that will make pupils feel positive and motivated to learn. Studies show that adjusting the dimness of light can have an effect on pupils, constantly making slight changes can make pupils work harder because it changes their view on the environment they are learning in, it adjusts their routine and they see the classroom ‘in a different light’, quite literally. It makes them feel more appreciated and recognised, edging them to work harder because they aren’t stuck in the same looking environment which can be demotivating.
The Corridors and Circulation areas are also very important areas of schools to light. It needs to be done efficiently in order to secure the safety of pupils, teachers, workers etc. It is also a place for pupils to socialise with each other, and therefore lighting is key. Again, lighting will affect the mood of students so its important to have appropriate lighting in the corridors that will make the pupils feel welcome. For example artificial lighting that is meant to replicate daylight.
Physical Education areas are places where there are health and safety risks that can relate to lighting, so choosing correct lighting solutions can minimize these risks. For example lighting that produce’s a lot of glare would certainly be inappropriate for a lot of sports, especially ones such as Netball or Basketball. Having said that, bright lighting is appropriate as candidates need to be able to see the whole of the playing field/court clearly and also other opponents clearly.
Entrances to educational areas should always be lit up with bright enthusiastic lights in order to create a warm welcoming atmosphere. The entrance lighting can instantly create a feel for the room and if its warm and welcoming, a student is more likely to be motivated to complete work.