In a learning environment, lighting conditions can facilitate a comfortable atmosphere that aids the student’s concentration and motivation. A room that is too dim lulls students asleep or can be a deterrent to those who may be visually impaired. Blinking or strobing lights can be a distraction in a high-focus situation.
This month we focus on manufacturers that offer various lighting options to create an optimal learning environment, whether in an elementary school, institute of higher learning, or library.
Given the wide variety of luminaires offered by our manufacturers, the function of each is of the utmost importance in a learning environment. The most compelling argument is from a recent study that indicates that the 3500K warm lighting may provide a relaxing environment to support recess activities. In contrast, the 5000K “standard” lighting may be applied for reading activities, and 6500K dynamic lighting supports students’ performance during intensive academic activities.