The well being of students in Schools
January 12, 2016
Can the lighting systems you employ really have a legitimate effect on the performance of your pupils?
The theory behind ‘Human-centric’ lighting is still quite young, yet particular aspects of lighting (such as tone, colour, brightness, intensity) have always exerted specific influence on human beings. The Manufacturer ‘Zumbotel’ claims a retailer saw sales increase by 12% against another store following the upgraded lighting systems that ‘appeal’ to the personality profiles of their consumers.
In a similar way, a new school in Norway pioneered a full circadian lighting system throughout its building to improve pupil performance and well-being. The luminaries can be tuned from cool to warm whites at the turn of a dial, classroom to classroom.
Certain temperatures are assumed to stimulate particular subconscious behaviours in pupils/enhance appropriate environments. The teachers being trained to use the wall-mount controls would have the benefit of a more engaged class on Monday mornings and a more docile audience during the less intensive Friday afternoons.
But to date it remains more theoretical than otherwise, the International Commission on Illumination itself said in a statement that knowledge in this field is still ‘premature’ but that current observations do show beneficial effects on human behaviour and performance. Scientists and Researchers are following the experiments closely. We continue to keep an eye and an ear out for any progression in the field.
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Human centric lighting.com – http://humancentriclighting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Stan-Article-SSL1.pdf
Cie.co.at – http://www.cie.co.at/index.php/LEFTMENUE/About+us
Lux Magazine – http://luxreview.com/article/2015/09/norwegian-school-pioneers-circadian-lighting
image – blue collar people.com – http://www.bluecollarpeople.com/school-kids-homework/