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How to create human-centric school lighting


Although people begin to realize the importance of school lighting for education, there are still lots of classrooms that's provided with poorly designed light fixtures for a certain reasons. The inappropriate or bad quality school lights not only pose a big threat to the safety and health of students but also have negative impact on study performance. Currently, the concept of human-centric lighting is increasingly popular and some lighting experts say it should also apply to educational facilities.


Offer high quality lights for learning

In terms of lights for learning, the quality of fixtures need to be focused on for creating safe, healthy and inspirational study environments. When it comes to lighting quality, some elements that's involved in could include the color consistency, heat transfer performance, lighting safety, uniformity, energy efficiency and flicker performance, etc. The uniform and comfortable school lighting atmosphere can play a positive role helping students keep in a good mood as well as focusing on studying well.


Make lighting variation possible

It's important to keep lighting variable in terms of light levels and color intensity. The flexibility of light control is helpful to ensure different lighting atmospheres for students during various periods of time. For example, the bright and clean lighting is helpful to create a motivating study moods while the warmer lighting helps put students at ease.


The installation location is important

For both recessed and suspended school lighting systems, the location installation is significant to affect how luminaires perform within the spaces. Firstly, as luminaires location can have direct impact on the view of light source for teachers and students, the luminaires should be placed where they are generating minimum level of glare. Next to this, the lighting intensity is also able to be influenced when light fixtures are installed too closely or too far.